Important - The Practice is closed on Monday 29th May 2023 for the bank holiday and will re open on Tuesday 30th May 2023. The Wirral's GP Out of Hours service will be available on 111 for urgent medical help and advice whilst the practice is closed. In an emergency ring 999.

Sunlight Group Practice

Parkfield Medical Centre, Sefton Road, New Ferry, Merseyside, CH62 5HS

Telephone: 0151 644 0055

cmicb-wi.reception-sunlight@nhs.net

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Strep A Guidance

Posted on December 7th, 2022

Strep A is a common type of bacteria. Most strep A infections are mild and easily treated, but some are more serious.

Symptoms of a strep A infection

Common symptoms of strep A include:

Most strep A infections are not serious and can be treated with antibiotics.

But rarely, the infection can cause serious problems. This is called invasive group A strep (iGAS).

What to do if your child is unwell

It can be difficult to tell when a child is seriously ill, but the main thing is to trust your instincts.

You know better than anyone else what your child is usually like, so you’ll know when something is seriously wrong.

If your child does not seem to be seriously ill, you can usually look after them at home. They should feel better in a few days.

If they’re uncomfortable, you can give them children’s paracetamol or children’s ibuprofen. Check the leaflet to make sure the medicine is suitable for your child and to see how much to give them.

A pharmacist can give you advice about how to ease your child’s symptoms and whether you need to see a doctor.

With the increase in cases of Group A Strep and the potential need for antibiotic prescribing, not all children will require liquid form and so please see below videos and advice on how to encourage and teach children to swallow tablets, reserving liquid use for babies and very small children.

Video: https://vimeo.com/778281427

Information guide for children swallowing tablets: https://alderhey.nhs.uk/application/files/3416/1797/9787/Guide_for_Tablet_Capsule_Swallowing_PIAG_067.pdf

Teaching children to swallow tablet medication: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/KidzMed-archdischild-2019-317512.full_.pdf

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