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Children develop fast and explore the world around them. In order for a child to be able to develop in a safe and secure environment, it is necessary to think about how you can prevent accidents from happening in different situations: in the home, in or near water, when riding in a car or playing outdoors.
A cold is an infection in the nose or throat that is almost always caused by a virus. A cold usually gets better by itself, but there are things you can do to help ease the symptoms.
It is common for children to develop conjunctivitis, often in connection with a cold. In most cases the problem clears up within a week without the need for medical treatment.
A fever is one of the ways in which the body defends itself against infections caused by viruses or bacteria. Children easily develop a fever, but this does not necessarily indicate that they are particularly ill. What is important is how your child feels generally.
Vomiting and diarrhoea are the most common symptoms in children with gastroenteritis caused by a virus. The illness is almost always harmless and passes within a couple of days. It is important that the child takes on fluids, particularly if he or she has severe diarrhoea. This applies in particular to children under the age of one year.