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Flu Center Content List

  • Is It a Cold, the Flu, or COVID-19?

    The flu usually makes kids feel worse than if they have a cold. But it's not always easy to tell the difference. Here are tips on what to look for — and what to do.

  • Too Late for the Flu Vaccine?

    It's best to get the flu vaccine early in flu season, so the body can make antibodies that protect it from the flu. But getting it later is better than not getting it at all.

  • Cough and Cold Medicine Abuse

    Chugging cough medicine for an instant high is a dangerous, potentially deadly practice.

  • Dehydration

    Sometimes kids lose fluids and salts through fever, diarrhea, vomiting, or sweating. Here are some tips on preventing or treating dehydration.

  • Diarrhea

    Most kids battle diarrhea from time to time, so it's important to know what to do to relieve and even prevent it.

  • Fevers

    Fevers happen when the body's internal "thermostat" raises the body temperature above normal. This is often the body's way of fighting infections.

  • Headaches

    Headaches affect kids as well as adults. Learn about common causes and when to talk to a doctor.

  • How to Safely Give Acetaminophen

    What kind? How much? How often? Find out how to give this pain and fever medicine.

  • How to Take Your Child's Temperature

    All kids get a fever from time to time. Here's how to take your child's temperature, safely and accurately.

  • Pneumonia

    Pneumonia is a lung infection that can be caused by different types of germs, most commonly viruses. Read about symptoms and treatment.

  • Teaching Your Child How to Swallow Pills

    Swallowing a pill is something that many of us take for granted. But just like any skill, learning to swallow a pill takes practice.

  • The Danger of Antibiotic Overuse

    Taking antibiotics too often or for the wrong reason has led to a dangerous rise in bacteria that no longer respond to medicine. Find out what you can do to prevent antibiotic overuse.

  • Tips for Treating the Flu

    Here are some quick tips for helping your child get over the flu.

  • Vomiting

    Most vomiting is caused by gastroenteritis, and usually isn't serious. These home-care tips can help prevent dehydration.

  • What's a Primary Care Physician (PCP)?

    PCPs are health care providers that offer routine checkups, vaccines, and non-emergency medical care. Learn more about PCPs and how to choose a great one.

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