Category: Cold and Flu

Mother looks closely at the face of her young child, lying in bed

January 31, 2024

From a Pediatrician: How RSV Affects a Child’s Lungs

This respiratory infection makes it hard to breathe. See what you can do about it.

Children's Health, Cold and Flu, Infectious Diseases, Toddlers and Preschoolers

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Father helps young daughter wipe her nose with a tissue

December 27, 2023

How to Care For Your Child’s Cold

When your little one is coughing and congested, try these tips from a pediatrician.

Children's Health, Cold and Flu, Pediatric Medicine

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older woman sits at her kitchen table, analyzing the pill container in her hand

September 20, 2023

This Common Decongestant Isn’t Effective After All

It’s not a surprise to these doctors, who offer natural alternatives to phenylephrine products.

Cold and Flu, Pharmacology, Your Care

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Kids looking out a window at the airport

June 12, 2023

Traveling with Kids? Plan Ahead to Stay Well

Try these pediatrician-approved tips for preventing and fighting illness on the go.

Children's Health, Cold and Flu, Coronavirus

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graphic of someone clutching their throat

February 8, 2023

Worried That Sore Throat Is Strep? Read On

This common infection requires antibiotics.

Children's Health, Cold and Flu, Infectious Diseases

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close-up image of baby lying on blanket while parent uses a suction to clear baby's nose

January 9, 2023

6 Pediatrician-Approved Tips for Dealing with Mucus

Mucus is the body’s first line of defense against viruses and bacteria.

Babies, Children's Health, Cold and Flu, Toddlers and Preschoolers

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A young woman holds her hand, which is covered with a patch or adhesive bandage after vaccination or injection of medication.

December 13, 2022

3 Reasons to Get a Flu Shot This Year

The flu shot remains very important this year.

Cold and Flu, Vaccines

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Family of four (Mom, Dad, two kids) sit on couch with sleeves rolled up, each smiling and pointing at their arms, where there is a bandage from when they each received a vaccine

November 17, 2022

5 Ways to Fight Viruses Over the Holidays

Keep pandemic-honed skills close and take care of the vulnerable in your life.

Cold and Flu, Coronavirus

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mother watches young son play with a tablet while sitting in airplane seats, both are wearing face masks

November 15, 2022

3 Tips to Stay Healthy During Holiday Travel

Keep the season merry with these infection prevention tips.

Cold and Flu, Coronavirus, Medical Tips

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Older woman being vaccinated and flexing biceps muscle - wearing face mask

December 17, 2021

High Risk for COVID-19 and Flu? How to Stay Well This Winter

First, make sure you’re up to date on your flu and COVID-19 vaccines.

Cold and Flu, Coronavirus, Vaccines

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parent holds tissue, blowing nose of small sick daughter indoors at home.

November 30, 2021

A Parent’s Guide to Treating Cold, Flu and COVID-19

Many viruses can cause similar symptoms in children.

Children's Health, Cold and Flu

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A young woman is having a flu and using a tissue paper to sneeze

November 9, 2020

Flu & COVID Complications: Are You at Higher Risk?

Here’s how to know if you are susceptible to serious complications and what to do about it.

Cold and Flu

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