Your Child Has the Flu, Now What?

Posted by Richard Byrd, M.D., F.A.A.P. on Mar 17, 2018 8:45:00 AM

Quick - how many people do you know with the flu? This flu season, it seems like the answer is, “All of them. Literally all of the people I know.” And despite your best efforts to keep it out of your house, your little one comes home from school with the flu. Here are some steps you can take at home to help her feel more comfortable after she’s seen her pediatrician. 

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Topics: flu, how to take care of the flu at home, kids and flue

It's Not Too Late for Kids to Get A Flu Shot!

Posted by Jessica Lanerie, M.D. on Feb 10, 2018 9:03:00 AM

A lot of parents are reticent to get their children a flu shot this late in the season because of the belief that we’re almost at the tail end of it and cases of the flu are tapering off. While this might be true for past years, when the season hit its peak by February and tapered off, this is not true for the season we’re currently in. The 2017-2018 flu season continues to rage on, showing no signs yet of slowing down. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says there are some signs the flu will continue to get worse. 

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Topics: Flu shot, flu season, flu vaccine, flu vaccination, influenza, flu

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