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Before attending the Children’s Emergency Department, we ask parents to use this symptom checker. It will guide you on the best course of action for your child’s condition.

If your child is feeling unwell, you can use our symptom checker below to gain a better understanding of what might be happening and where to get treatment.

This will help ensure your child receives the most appropriate care in the right place, at the right time, from the most appropriate team.

You will find information here on some of the most common conditions and symptoms that affect children. The conditions are in alphabetical order so you can find the right one quickly and easily.

The traffic light system will guide you through what to do in different situations:

Urgent / emergency situations fall under red symptoms
Less urgent situations fall under amber symptoms
Non-urgent situations fall under green symptoms

This symptom checker has been developed in partnership with the Healthier Together Programme and Alder Hey Hospital.