Your child has flu symptoms of fever, nasal congestion, cough, and body aches! They feel miserable, tired, and are cranky. What can you, as a parent, do to help them feel better?
If your child has tested positive within 48 hours after flu symptoms have begun, they may be eligible to take Tamiflu. The American Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend Tamiflu for “low-risk” children who have mild flu symptoms. While Tamiflu does NOT “cure” your child, it can help decrease the duration and severity of the illness. Unfortunately, if it is after 48 hours, Tamiflu is not effective in shortening the illness.
So, what else can you do for your child?
Typically, the flu will go away after five days. This can be longer or shorter depending on the child. If your child develops a temperature above 101°F late in the illness, see your child’s physician.
Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care sees children from the ages of 0-21 on a walk-in basis. We do offer a “book-ahead” feature that allows parents to save their spot in line. This is NOT an appointment. Little Spurs has 10 locations in San Antonio and two in Houston.
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