7 Ways Parents can Fight Back against Children’s Colds or Flu

Despite your best efforts, your child is bound to get a cold or flu at some point early in their life, which can be upsetting and unnerving for you as a parent. However, it’s important to not panic and take a rational approach to handling the situation.

A flu is a manageable illness, but can require a doctor’s intervention if symptoms spike or are prolonged. However, here are seven steps you can take to ensure your child’s cold or flu is handled properly at home…

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1. Check their Temperature

You may think your child has the flu, but let the thermometer make the decision for you. While your child may be vomiting or displaying other flu-like symptoms, it doesn’t automatically mean it’s influenza.

WebMD notes that a child who has the flu will have a “high-grade” fever of up to 104 F. However, his or her temperature only has to be 100.4 F or higher to have a fever (which is not a symptom of a common cold).

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