Flu in your baby and toddler, The flu is an infection of the nose, throat, and (sometimes) lungs and it’s an easily spread disease Also the children under age 2 have a higher risk of developing complications if they get the flu
Influenza (also called flu) is a virus that can cause serious illness. It’s more than just a runny nose and sore throat. The flu can cause serious complications for babies and young children, so it’s really important to protect them from it. Please note that the information in this article has been put together to help you protect children under age 2 from the flu. This is not a substitute for medical advice from your health care provider. If you think your baby may have the flu, you should visit the healthcare provider.
Flu in your Baby and toddler: Common flu symptoms to watch out for.
•Fever (100 F or above), chills or body shakes. Not everyone who has the flu has a fever.
•Headache or muscle or body aches
•Runny or stuffy nose
•Sore throat and Fatigue
•Vomiting or diarrhea.
Flu in your baby and toddler : How to prevent the Flu
•Get your baby vaccinated when he/she is 6 months old.
•Maintain proper hygiene
•Protect your baby from people who have the flu or are infected.
•Keep your baby warm always during the cold season
- •Feed your baby with highly nutritious food
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue away after using it.