How to treat back-to school bugs
1 Sore throat/tonsillitis: Paracetamol and lots of fluids. If there are white spots, fever or difficulty swallowing, seek immediate medical attention.
2Diarrhoea and vomiting: Keep the child at home. Plenty of fluids, even small sips. Check with a pharmacist about rehydration sachets.
3Colds: Caused by viruses. Treat with paracetamol, plenty of fluids and rest.
4Flu: A viral infection causing fever, aches and pains. Relax the child and treat with paracetamol if necessary.