When your child is unwell we often don’t know if we should call the doctor. This info will help you decide the best action to take.

HealthDirect has shared a chart to help parents decide what to do if their child is unwell.

It tells you when it’s time to call a doctor, how to manage symptoms at home, and even explains the difference between different thermometers.

It’s something every parent should print off and have on their fridge, ready to refer to when the seemingly inevitable moment comes.

Fever in children infographic

Infographic courtesy of Healthdirect Australia.

You can download a copy of the infographic to print here.

Healthdirect is a government-funded, 24-hour health information line –  1800 022 222.

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  • As a parent i think you know in your heart when its time to seek help.
    i was always very intune with my kids and my Doctor got to the point where he would laugh at me and told me to wait 24hrs before calling him. I always knew the day before that they would be sick.


  • This information is also invaluable for the elderly.


  • Very valuable information, thank you for that.


  • They should give this chart to every new parent. Some really useful information on it.


  • This is a great and useful chart. It helps someone to act in a way that they may not be able to otherwise. In panic, it may be too hard to make a decision. But this infographic, is clear, self explanatory and would be a great help.


  • I’ve called the health direct line 18 000 22222 on several occasions and it has been a life saver !!


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