Flu (short for influenza) is a serious illness for kids that is preventable with an annual flu vaccine. Learn how to identify symptoms and administer treatment.

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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.

This Is The Best Time for Your Family to Get the Flu Shot

Find out the best time to get vaccinated against influenza, potentially saving yourself (and your family) from the nasty side effects of the flu.

The Most Common Side Effects of the Flu Shot in Kids Are Mild—Here’s What Parents Need to Know

The influenza shot sometimes causes mild side effects, but they shouldn’t deter your family from getting vaccinated. Here’s what experts have to say.

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.

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.

How to Get Through Cold and Flu Season Without Getting Sick

Baby, it’s cold season—and believe it or not, your kids could slide through it with nary a stuffed nose or sore throat. Just take a few simple steps, starting today.

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Why This Flu Season is Particularly Dangerous to Children

So far, 125 children have died during the 2019-2020 flu season. Here’s why that number is unusually high—and how to protect your own family.

Mom Is Warning Parents That Hives Can Be a Surprising Flu Symptom

The mom and nurse from Nebraska took to Facebook to encourage parents to look out for this eyebrow-raising warning sign of the flu.

How to Prevent the Flu

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