Flu season is here! How can you keep your children and yourself healthy? This week’s blog is dedicated to educating you on how to conquer this year’s flu season.
Last year, on set of flu season was significantly earlier than expected and many people were not prepared to tackle this virus. Because there are so many strands of influenza, it’s hard to predict how severe this year will be; but one thing we know for sure is that the flus is highly contagious regardless of severity.
Children are highly susceptible to the flu due to the transfer of germs from using their hands to wipe their nose and eyes. As the season ramps up, remember to instill good hygiene practices to reduce the chance of spreading or catching this virus. Wash your hands often, especially after coughing, sneezing, or wiping your nose.
We often hear that it is hard for people to differentiate symptoms of flu from the average common cold. We put together this infographic to help you understand your symptoms.
The most common symptoms of the flu are:
- Sore Throat
- Runny/Stuffy Nose
- Body/Muscle Aches
If you exhibit signs or symptoms of the flu, stay home. This will help to stop the spread of germs in your community.
Should your child become ill with flu-like symptoms, our friendly and knowledgeable staff is available every day until 11 pm to get them feeling better, faster.