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The Flu (Influenza)

It's always important to protect your family from the flu. Learn all about the flu and how to manage and prevent it.

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  • Treating the Flu

    Most kids get over the flu without problems, but very young children or kids with health problems can get very sick and need special care.

    What to do

    Flu care tips

    When & where to get medical care

  • Medicines for the Flu

    Doctors give some kids prescription medicine, but it's not right for all kids. Most kids can take over-the-counter medicines for fever and pain. 



  • Antibiotics Don't Help With the Flu

    You want your child to feel better fast, but antibiotics won't help. That's because the flu is a virus, and antibiotics only work on bacteria.

  • How to Take Your Child's Temperature

    Find out which thermometers doctors recommend for the quickest, most accurate readings.

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  • Protect Your Child Against the Flu

    Find out what you can do to keep your kids healthy during flu season..