Children’s health fact sheets

Children’s Health Queensland is committed to providing patients and families with quality, up-to-date and easy-to-understand child health information. Our fact sheets have been developed for parents, carers, and young people, and cover a range of medical conditions and treatments.

Disclaimer:

This information is intended to support, not replace, discussion with doctors and other healthcare professionals. Always seek medical advice about any health concerns you have about your child. Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service accepts no responsibility for any inaccuracies, information perceived as misleading, or the success of any treatment regimen detailed in these fact sheets. These facts sheets are updated regularly, so please ensure you have the most recent version.

Fact sheets
Abduction wedge usage
Acticoat care
Adductor lengthening
Adenoidectomy
Admissions - cardiac
Allergy - Food allergies
Allergy - Hay fever (allergic rhinitis)
Allergy - Hives
Allergy - preventing food allergies in babies
Allergy - Latex
Allergy - Reducing allergens in the home
Amblyopia treatment
Anaesthesia - Fasting (afternoon surgery)
Anaesthesia - Fasting (morning surgery)
Anaesthesia for cardiac surgery
Anaesthesia and your child
Ankle foot orthosis
Ankle foot orthosis – R-wrap
Anxiety
Appendicectomy
Arrhythmias in children
Asthma
Baby umbilical cord stump and belly button care
Bedwetting
Betadine and mepitel daily dressings
Blepharitis
Blocked tear duct (nasolacrimal duct obstruction)
Bone marrow aspirate
Bottle feeding safety tips
Botulinum Toxin-A: considerations after injection
Botulinum Toxin-A: exercises following injection into calf muscles
Botulinum Toxin-A: exercises following injection into hamstring muscles
Botulinum Toxin-A: treating spasticity
Botulinum Toxin-A: what to expect on injecting day
Buckle fractures
Burns: Frequently asked questions
Brain injury (acquired) and your child
Breastfeeding - baby with a cardiac condition
Breastfeeding - blocked milk ducts and mastitis
Breastfeeding - expressing breast milk for your baby
Breastfeeding - increasing your breast milk supply
Infective endocarditis
Breastfeeding - is my baby getting enough breast milk?
Breastfeeding - nipple shields for breastfeeding
Breastfeeding - suppressing lactation
Bronchiolitis
Carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae
Carbapenem-resistant pseudomonas
Cardiac - catheterisation
Cardiac catheterisation - caring for your child at home
Cardiac - catheter preadmission
Cardiac - Surgery (Care at home after discharge)
Cardiac - Surgery (What to expect after)
Cardiac - Surgical preadmission
Cardiopulmonary bypass
Caring for your device/frame
Cast care
Cast care - after removal
Cast care - minerva jacket
Cast care - pavlik harness
Cerebral palsy – common nutrition concerns
Cerebral palsy – fluid needs
Cerebral palsy – helping your child gain weight
Cerebral palsy – minced and moist foods
Cerebral palsy – managing constipation
Cerebral palsy – preparing for surgery
Cerebral palsy – smooth pureed foods
Cerebral palsy – soft foods
Cerebral palsy – weight management
Chalazion
Circumcision
Cleft palate
Cleft lip
Clostridium difficile
Coeliac disease
Congenital heart defect
Constipation
Craniosynostosis
Cranial vault surgery
Cranial vault surgery - how to prepare
Craniotomy
Croup
Cystoscopy
Desmopressin acetate (DDAVP) trial
Diabetes - Type 1
Diabetes - Type 2
Diabetic ketoacidosis
Diabetic retinopathy
Dysphagia safety – thickened fluids for children
Dysphagia (swallowing difficulties) in children
Eczema
Eczema - bathing your child
Eczema - using wet wraps
Enoxaparin (Clexane) - What is
Epidermolysis Bullosa
Epilepsy
Extended spectrum beta lactamase
External ventricular drain
Eye drop instructions
Eye patches
Faecal incontinence
Febrile convulsions
Feeding and swallowing after surgery

oncology

Feeding and swallowing during chemotherapy

oncology

Feeding and swallowing during radiotherapy

oncology

Femoral varising de-rotation osteotomy
Fever in children
Fibrous dysplasia
Flexible bronchoscopy
Foods – drinks not safe for children on thickened fluids
Fracture - collarbone
Fracture - elbow
Fracture - finger or toe
Fracture - foot
Gastroenteritis
Gender dysphoria
Grommets - insertion
Head injury - returning to sport
Head injury - returning to school
Head injury recovery
Head lice
Headaches and migraines
Head injury care after discharge
Haemangiomas
Haemophilia

bleed bleeding haematology

Haemophilia - managing at school

ABI

Hearing milestones for your baby
Hepatitis C
Hip spica
Hip surveillance
How sleep can be affected by oncology treatment
Hypospadias
Infant mild brain injury (concussion)
Infant seizures
Infant seizures - how to manage
Intrathecal Baclofen therapy (information for parents)
Inguinal hernia
Intrathecal Baclofen therapy (information for therapists)
Intrathecal Baclofen therapy (information on test dose)
Jaundice in newborns
Klippel trenaunay syndrome (KTS)
Medication for inflammatory bowel disease IBD
Meningitis
Mepilex Ag
Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Middle ear infection (acute otitis media)
Mild bleeding disorders - managing at school

ABI

Music and my baby at home
Music and my child at home
Music therapy
Negative pressure wound therapy - discharge advice
Neurosurgical wound care
Non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis
Norovirus
Nosebleed (epistaxis)
Oral health care in children

teeth cleaning

Oral health care in children with swallowing difficulties
Orthopaedic procedures for cerebral palsy
Orthopaedic Trauma Clinic
Osteotomy
Parechovirus
Physiotherapy advice for acute shoulder injuries and after surgery
PICO Single use negative pressure wound therapy system
Plagiocephaly
Pressure injuries (preventing)
Pre-school wheeze
Propranolol therapy and infantile haemangiomas
Puffers and spacers
Pyloric stenosis
Reflux
Renal - Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
Renal - Caring for your child after a kidney transplant
Renal transplant information
Seizures - first aid
Selective dorsal rhizotomy
Sepsis
Serial casting - lower limb
Shunt surgery
Sickle cell disease - managing at school

ABI

Skin grafting and debridement
Skin lesion removal
Sleep apnoea
Spinal cord detethering

neurosurgery

Sprain - Lateral ankle sprain
Sprain - Caring for a soft tissue injury (sprain)
Strabismus
Tenckhoff catheter - care
Testicular torsion
Testing your child’s vision
Testing your child’s vision LEA Symbols
Tongue-tie in babies
Tonsillectomy
Tonsillectomy - encouraging drinking after surgery
Tonsillitis
Tracheostomy tubes
Tracheostomy tubes – communication options
Tracheostomy tubes – feeding, eating and drinking
Tracheostomy tubes – using a speaking valve
Undescended testes and orchidopexy
Urinary tract infection (UTI)
Urine - How to collect a clean urine specimen
Ultrasound - how to prepare
Upper limb splints
Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus
Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus – going home
Vascular anomalies
Videofluoroscopic swallow study
Vocal cord palsy

voice, swallowing

Vocal cord palsy following cardiac surgery

voice, swallowing

Von Rosen splint
Warfarin and INRs
Whooping cough (Bordetella pertussis)

Anaesthesia

Babies

Bones (Orthopaedics)

Burns

Breastfeeding (Lactation)

Breathing (Respiratory) and Sleep

Cerebral palsy

Diabetes (Endocrinology)

Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology)

Emergency

Epilepsy

Gastroenterology

Haematology

Heart (Cardiac)

Infection

Mental health

Music Therapy

Neurology (Neurosciences)

Rehabilitation

Renal

Skin (Dermatology)

Speech Pathology

Surgery