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Flu in Children
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The flu is similar to the common cold, but the symptoms are usually more severe and speedier to develop. Common symptoms can include fever, chills, and nausea. Though everyone is susceptible to it, every flu season (November through April), children get it the most.
Tips
Handle with Care
Children get hit with the flu a lot harder than adults, and can be sick for up to two weeks. Call your pediatrician whenever your child first shows flu symptoms, and if their fever persists for more than a few days or their symptoms seem to worsen. To help your child recover, make sure they get lots of bed rest and as many fluids as possible.
Take Your Best Shot
You should ask your pediatrician if a flu shot is appropriate for your child. If it is, get an appointment plenty of time before flu season begins in early November. For kids under nine who are getting their first flu shot, it can take up to two weeks for them to build up full immunity.

Out With the Cold... In With the Flu?
Every winter it's the same: everyone's either just getting over something, or coming down with something else. To help stop the spread of cold and flu in your household, make sure everyone washes their hands as frequently as possible, and avoids sharing eating utensils, glasses and towels. And change your child's toothbrush after a bout of illness.
Recommended Product
Children's MOTRIN
Children's MOTRIN® contains ibuprofen, a medicine that can reduce high fevers and relieve the minor aches and pains. It can be difficult to get a sick child to eat or drink—and that makes it harder for them to get better. So give that fever the cold shoulder with Children's MOTRIN® which lasts up to eight hours.
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