As COVID-19 precautionary measures begin relaxing, an increase in colds and viruses are expected – especially for children. Learn what parents can do to help protect kids.
Cold and Flu
By Dr. Katherine Williamson, a CHOC pediatrician Proper vaccination is important for all people, but especially infants and babies. When children follow the recommended immunization schedule outlined by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), they are better protected against potentially life-threatening diseases. During the COVID-19 pandemic, your CHOC pediatrician’s office is a safe, physically distant […]
It’s important that each member of your family get their flu shot every year. This is especially true this year, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Since both influenza and COVID-19 can have overlapping symptoms, it may be difficult for doctors to determine which virus is behind your symptoms based on a clinical exam alone according to […]
When kids and adults alike come into contact with germs, they can become infected just by touching their eyes, nose or mouth. Washing your hands is one of the best ways to stop germs from spreading. Don’t underestimate the power of hand-washing, says Dr. Reshmi Basu, a CHOC pediatrician. “Besides getting an influenza vaccine, washing […]
“Stomach flu. vs. influenza” is an internal debate most parents have had during flu season. How do you know what your child is suffering from, and how can you help?
When your child is sick, all you want to do as a parent is make them feel better. Unfortunately, we now know that pediatric versions of adult medication may do more harm than good.
Tips from a CHOC pediatrician on how to keep your kids safe from the flu.