Flu is caused by the Influenza Virus and it is a Contagious Respiratory Illness. It is more Dangerous than the Common Cold, and it’s not easy for parents to differentiate between the symptoms of the Common Cold and Flu.
It is a Seasonal Flu and it is more harmful to children below 5 years old, coz of their Low Immunity, they are at higher risk of getting sick.
It’s important to opt for a Flu Vaccine every year for your child, especially for the kids above 6 months. If you think your child’s immunity is less and he gets affected by the change of weather soon, get you should opt. But, please take the advice of your child’s pediatrician before opting for the same. It helps in reducing the impact by 40 to 60%, which is pretty good.
Tip: Don’t try a nasal spray, coz nasal spray does not work in seasonal flu. And, it’s not recommended by experts,
Flu Symptoms in Children
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Sore throat
- High fever
- Body aches
- Vomiting and diarrhea
- Feeling tired
Dangerous Signs of Flu in Children
- Chest Pain
- Trouble in Breathing
- Difficult in Walking (Body Musclaur Pain)
- Dry Mouth
- Looking extreme dull
- Fever above 104°F
How to Protect your Kids from the Flu Season
- The flu vaccine provided a shield to your child from any kind of long-term health problems like Pneumonia, Bronchitis, Ear Infections, and Sinus.
- Opt for a yearly flu vaccine, for all kids above 6 months old.
- A flu shot should give to children’s, whose family members are having any kind of chronic health condition
- Your child needs lots of rest and drinking plenty of fluids.
- It may also lead to lung infection (pneumonia), therefore you must consult the doctor on time.
- Keep your child away from sick people.
- Wash their hands often.
- Avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth at all.
- Keep the surroundings clean, especially the surface, that contaminated with flu viruses.
- Can opt for Antiviral drugs, that can be used to treat flu illness. Antivirals medicines work best if you give them during the first 2 days of illness.
Parents should consider improving their Child’s Immunity, by adopting Healthy Food Habits, including lots of Vegetables and Fruits in their Child’s Diet, Physical Activities, and Exercise, even follow a Good Sleeping Schedule.