Cold Vs. Flu
Is it a cold or the flu? When it comes to your child's health, your pediatrician provides great information and guidance on the most common illnesses plaguing families. If you are wondering about the exact nature of your child's illness and how to treat it, learn the differences between a cold and the flu and how to treat and prevent them.
What is a cold?
A cold is an upper respiratory viral infection lasting 5 to 7 days in both adults and children alike. Generally milder in intensity and shorter in duration than influenza, a cold causes:
- Watery eyes
- A runny nose
- Low-grade fever
- High fever
- Body aches
- Extreme tiredness
- Severe headache
- Eat a healthy diet.
- Stay well-hydrated.
- Avoid crowds during peak cold and flu season.
- Keep your child home from daycare and school if he or she is sick.
- Teach your child to cover his or her mouth when coughing or sneezing.
- Don't share food or utensils, even with family members.
- Vaccinate against the flu. Ask your pediatrician for your child's "shot."
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Partners in Pediatrics would like to welcome you to our blog. Here you will find informative and useful postings about child health care and our practice.
At Partners in Pediatrics, we believe that educated parents are better prepared to make decisions regarding their child’s health and wellbeing. Our blog was designed to provide you with valuable health care information, the latest pediatric developments, and child health care advice from our dedicated team.
Partners in Pediatrics hopes you find our blog to be a great resource for keeping up to date with proper child health care and treatments.
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