Protecting Children Against The Flu

By: Brittany Gunter
By: Brittany Gunter

Doctors want parents to be vigilant this flu season, so it’s important to know the symptoms of the flu in order to do that. Especially, after a child in Iowa recently died of the flu.

The symptoms are a sudden fever, cold symptoms that come on quickly, fussiness and a poor appetite. First, try giving your child Tylenol or Ibuprofen. If the symptoms don’t get better within 24 hours, call a doctor.

“A huge number of people die from the flu each year whether they are young or old, so I just think this is the time of the year you need to be watching closely,” said Dr. Dave Felber of Family Urgent Care.

The doctor will check them out and then prescribe Tamiflu as needed. Also to prevent the flu, wash your kids’ hands often and get them the flu shot.

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