“Should my kids get the flu shot this year?” These doubts are misguided, per a pediatric infectious disease specialist.
How to Prepare Your Family for Flu Season
Dr. Daniel Mackey, a CHOC pediatrician, answers some of parents’ most common questions about how to prepare your family for flu season.
What Parents Need to Know About Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
A pediatrician explains hand, foot, and mouth disease- a viral illness that usually affects infants and children younger than 10 years old.
Combating Wintertime Dry Hands in Kids
Dry hands are a common side effect of winter months in children. Parents can take a few steps to help protect tiny hands against dryness.
Antibiotics Aren’t Always the Answer
An infectious disease pharmacist explains basic safety practices of antibiotics and what questions to ask your doctor.
Protect Your Child From Pneumonia
Pneumonia, an inflammation or infection of the lungs, is a serious condition that can be prevented, a CHOC infectious disease specialist says.
Protect Children with Asthma from Colds, Flu
Viruses more often than not will worsen asthma, says Dr. Wan-Yin Chan, a CHOC allergist/immunologist because of extra stress on airways.
Protect Against the Flu to Keep Children’s Learning on Track
Kids really suffer from the flu, but the virus affects more than physical health. Staying home sick also affects your child’s learning.
Kids and the Flu
When late fall rolls around, the flu usually rolls in with it. A cough, a high fever and sore throat are early signs of influenza.