Flu in kids carries many similarities to flu in adults, though there are symptoms that are more common in children with flu than in adults.
Mohammed S. Khan, MD, is a primary care physician at OSF HealthCare. He treats the flu every year, and he shares his expertise on flu season and how to respond.
The first step is to prevent the influenza virus from infecting your child by getting them a flu shot every fall if they are older than six months.
Does your child have the flu?
During flu season, there are typically “a lot of things going around,” Dr. Khan said. Common colds and other respiratory viruses spread as people spend more time indoors during the cold months of winter.
So how do you know if what your child has is the flu?
While the common cold progresses gradually with a runny nose or congestion, the