Cold & Flu

Cold and flu symptoms in children include sneezing, runny nose, and fever. Learn the best cold and flu treatments and remedies to soothe your sick kid.

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Is It Allergies or a Cold? Here's How to Tell the Difference

Allergies and colds can present with similar symptoms in kids, ranging from runny nose and sneezing to cough and sore throat. Here, we spoke with an expert to learn the key differences that could help you make a diagnosis.

The Flu vs. COVID-19: How to Navigate the Differences and Stay Healthy This Season

This cold and flu season is complicated by the coronavirus pandemic but we can help you go forth armed with knowledge. Here, experts answer your biggest questions around navigating symptoms in the time of COVID-19.

4 Things You Can Do to Make Your Flu Shot More Effective

With cold and flu season upon us, it is important to do what you can to prevent the spread. Here's how to get the most out of your flu shot.

Tamiflu and Kids: Everything Parents Need to Know

Tamiflu can decrease the severity of flu symptoms and shorten the illness by about 24 hours. Learn about who should take the antiviral medication, the potential side effects, and whether Tamiflu is safe for kids.

Is It RSV or a Cold? An Age-By-Age Symptom Guide

When the sniffles and coughing begin, how can you tell if it's RSV? Experts break down the most common RSV symptoms in kids, toddlers, babies, and even adults so you can keep your family safe.
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7 Flu Treatments for Kids at Home

Sometimes there's no escaping the seasonal flu—even if you received the vaccine. These tips from doctors and experts can make a bout with influenza more bearable.

I'm a Dad and a Pediatrician: Here's When I Worry About a Cold

You don’t want your coughing, sniffling kid to suffer unnecessarily when antibiotics might clear things up, but you’d also rather avoid going to the doctor if they can't help. As a pediatrician and father of five, I can help you figure this out.

How to Prevent the Flu

These natural and effective flu prevention techniques can help your child avoid the highly contagious illness.