Welcome to Bupa's health hub of information on child and family health.
Illnesses and treatment related to child and family health
Cold and flu
Influenza - or flu - causes similar symptoms to a cold but tends to be a more severe illness. Although it is also self-limiting in most people, flu can be dangerous for people who are frail or have a weakened immune system.
Asthma in children
About one in 10 children has asthma and it´s the most common long-term medical condition. About two-thirds of all children who develop asthma will grow out of it, but left untreated asthma can cause permanent damage to the airways.