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Common Childhood Illnesses

Your child wakes up ill and you're not sure whether it's a cold or something more. If it is one of the common childhood illnesses, you may have questions about treatment and whether you need to keep your child home from daycare or school.

This reference sheet of Common Childhood Illnesses can help, but if you have any additional questions, check out one of the fact sheets or call the Health Unit's Communicable Disease Control program at 1-866-888-4577 for more information.

Fact Sheets:

Chicken Pox

Fifth Disease

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Headlice

Impetigo

Norovirus

Pink Eye

Pinworm

Rotavirus

Roseola Infantum (Sixth Disease)

Scabies

Strep Throat

Scarlet Fever