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.
Protect Your Child Against the Flu
With the coronavirus spreading, flu season will be more complicated this year.
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Preventing the Flu
Hand-washing and getting the flu vaccine every year are the best ways to protect everyone from the flu.
To stop the spread of germs — including the flu and the coronavirus — make regular hand washing a rule for everyone.
Flu and Babies
Doctors recommend flu shots for pregnant women. It protects you, and it also helps protect your baby in the first year of life. But you need to be sure you get the right kind of shot.
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Yes. A mom's breast milk can protect her baby from the infection that her body is fighting. But you'll need to take some extra care while breastfeeding.
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