What should I do if my child has a respiratory illness?

We’re seeing an increase in respiratory illnesses at the moment. Many of these illnesses, like bronchiolitis are caused by a virus called respiratory syncytial virus or RSV. Most cases are mild and clear up within 2 to 3 weeks without the need for treatment. But we know it’s a worry if your child is unwell so please use this guide to help care for them. If in doubt contact NHS 111.