In Study Session 13 you learned about some common childhood problems. You should always ask the mother whether the child has any problems as well as observe any during the child's visit. For example, the child may have throat, eye or skin problems. You need to assess for these and decide what treatment, if any, is needed.
As with ear problems, throat, eye and skin infections can give rise to serious medical problems that can lead to death or to disability. Therefore your role in early identification of these problems and providing appropriate treatment and follow-up care is very important.