Children & Self-help

We don’t need to see children with fever in the first 48 hours (and not after that if they seem to be improving). It is appropriate to treat yourselves and your children with Paracetamol and Ibuprofen for at least 48 hours for most complaints before seeking further advice. NHS 111 can be a useful source of advice if you are unsure what to do.  You do not need to be seen to provide a certificate to work or school within the first week of an illness.