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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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.

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.
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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.

Flu Symptoms in Babies and When to Call the Doctor

Is it a cold or the flu? Knowing the most common baby flu symptoms, along with the most common baby cold symptoms, will make it easy to tell the difference between the two this fall and winter. Consider this your cheatsheet.