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 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.

My Child Has the Flu—Now What?

Sometimes there’s no escaping it—even if you all got the shot. Arm yourself with this advice from doctors and experts.

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.

Doctors Urge Families to Get Their Flu Shots as the Season Begins Earlier Than Usual

The holiday season also happens to be peak flu season, which is why doctors say you need your shot now. Here's the official scoop on just how long the flu shot lasts, and where to get vaccinated this season.

Stress Relief Advice for Moms During Flu Season

If the all-caps notices from daycare stress you out every flu season, you're not alone. Here's how to calm your nerves and quiet your mind so you can focus on caring for your kids.

The 2019-2020 Flu Season: Everything You Need to Know

The nation’s leading experts gave us the inside scoop on what to expect and how to stay healthy during the 2019-2020 flu season.

More Cold & Flu

9 Natural Toddler Cough Remedies

It's miserable to watch your toddler suffer through sickness. Help her feel better with these home remedies for cough in kids.

Why You Shouldn't Give Cough Suppressants to Children—And How to Soothe Symptoms Instead

Over-the-counter cold and cough medicines should no longer be given to children younger than 4 years old, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. We asked top pediatricians how to help your child feel better without them.

How to Prevent the Flu

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