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Prepare for Sick Kids While Traveling

Your bags are packed, presents are wrapped, and the car is fueled for the long drive to see loved ones, and then it happens – your little one wakes up with a fever. As many families plan to travel for the holidays, it’s important to be prepared for whatever happens – including when your kids get sick.

Anita Skariah, DO, a physician with Orange Family Medical Group in Hillsborough, appeared on WRAL’s “Staying Healthy” segment to discuss planning ahead in case your children get sick while on the road.


If your child gets sick before you hit the road, talk to your doctor. If you do not have a doctor, find one near you. UNC Health Care offers urgent care clinic locations across North Carolina. Download the UNC Health App to view urgent care wait times near you.