First Aid: The Fluenparents signs of the flu include a sore throat, body aches and fever. Here's what to do if your child has the flu.influenza, the flu, flu, flu shot, flu shot update, flu shots, flu shot shortage, flu vaccine, flu vaccination, shortage of flu shot, shortage, shortage of flu vaccine, influenza virus, outbreak, vaccines, respiratory tract, epidemic, chills, headache, muscle aches, sore throat, runny nose, weakness, fatigue, virus strains, immunity, do my children need flu shots, pneumonia, pandemics, acetaminophen, tylenol, motrin, aspirin, reye syndrome, dehydration, getting enough rest, antibodies, treating the flu, is the flu contagious, how do you treat the flu, preventing the flu, how do you prevent the flu, egg allergy, allergic to eggs10/20/200909/30/202009/30/2020Jonathan M. Miller, MD09/15/202070184e8f-67e8-4421-a73f-005d6365fd09<p><a href=""><img class="right" title="Parents image" src="" alt="First Aid" name="4990-P_FIRSTAID_ENBT.JPG" /></a></p> <p>The <a href="">flu (influenza)</a> is a viral infection that usually starts out like a <a href="">cold</a>, but can cause a more serious illness. Most kids who get the flu get over the infection without any problems. Flu viruses usually cause the most illness during the colder months of the year.</p> <h3>Signs and Symptoms</h3> <ul> <li>a&nbsp;<a href="">fever</a>&nbsp;that comes on suddenly</li> <li>chills</li> <li><a href="">headache</a></li> <li>muscle aches</li> <li>loss of appetite</li> <li><a href="">cough</a></li> <li>sore throat</li> <li>runny nose</li> <li>nausea or <a href="">vomiting</a></li> <li>dizziness</li> <li>tiredness</li> <li>ear pain</li> </ul> <h3>What to Do</h3> <h4>If Your Child Has Flu Symptoms:</h4> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Let your child rest as much as needed.</li> <li>Keep your child hydrated with plenty of liquids.</li> <li>Relieve symptoms with: <ul> <li>a cool-mist humidifier</li> <li>saline (saltwater) nose drops</li> <li><a href="">acetaminophen</a>&nbsp;and/or <a href="">ibuprofen</a> (give according to package directions)</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Never give aspirin to a child with the flu. Don't give cough or cold medicine to children under 6 years old</strong> (call the doctor first for older kids).</p> <p>Call your doctor if you have any questions, or if your child has an underlying health condition.</p> <h3>Get Medical Care if Your Child Has:</h3> <ul> <li>symptoms that get worse</li> <li>a severe cough</li> <li>trouble breathing</li> <li>a fever and is 3 months of age or younger</li> <li>a fever that lasts for 5 or more days</li> <li>a stiff neck</li> <li>a headache that doesn't go away after acetaminophen or ibuprofen</li> </ul> <h3>Think Prevention!</h3> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Make sure your kids get the&nbsp;<a href="">flu vaccine</a> each year.</li> <li>Try to avoid large crowds during flu season.</li> <li><a href="">Wash hands</a> well and often.</li> <li>Wearing <a href="">masks</a> in public is recommended for <a href="">all children age 2 and up</a> during the <a href="">coronavirus pandemic</a>. This can also help stop the spread of flu.</li> </ul>Primeros auxilios: La gripeLos signos que indican una gripe incluyen dolor de garganta, dolores corporales y fiebre. Esto es lo que debe hacer si su hijo tiene gripe.
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