Archive for Term: Cold and Flu

Colds (Upper Respiratory Infection)

Definition Runny or stuffy nose, sometimes with fever, sore throat, cough, hoarse voice or swollen glands in the neck Other causes of nasal congestion: Many children and adults have a profusely runny nose in the winter when they are...

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Cough is one of the most frustrating symptoms to deal with as a parent, and equally frustrating for the physician. MOST of the time there is very little that can be done about a cough. Emergency Care Quick reference...

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Fever is the number one concern for which parents call us and the number one symptom for which we see patients in the office. Fever can be frightening and concerning for parents, but it doesn’t have to be. What...

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Flu (Influenza)

What is influenza or “flu”? Seasonal influenza, commonly known as “the flu”, is a virus that infects the respiratory tract (nose, throat and lungs).  The flu season usually extends from October to April. What are the symptoms of flu?...

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Over The Counter Medications

Over–the–Counter (OTC) medications can be very confusing and potentially dangerous for parents and their children.  Even doctors and nurses can feel overwhelmed and confused when walking into the cold/flu aisle of your local pharmacy. There are hundreds of products...

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The Ill Child

“The ill child” can be a term that means different things to doctors and parents. The main goal is to determine if the child might be seriously ill. One key factor is to remember that the height of the...

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