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How to Prepare Your Family for Flu Season

Flu season

Flu season is here, and there are several things you can do to help prepare your family for flu season. Here a CHOC Children’s pediatrician, answers some of parents’ most common questions about how to prepare your family for flu season.

An influenza Primer

How do you distinguish a common cold from the flu? And how can it be treated? The first few days with a cough, fever and sore throat are early signs of influenza. What else should you look out for to identify this seasonal respiratory infection?

Influenza primer

How Flu-related School Absences Affect Learning

School Absences

It’s no fun seeing your child laid low by the flu. As a parent, you do everything that you can to relieve the fever, body aches, chills, cough and stuffy nose that come with the flu, and to get your child back to normal again.

Fact or fiction

Keeping hands clean is a first line of defense against the flu. A CHOC Children’s infectious disease specialist comes clean on what’s fact and what’s fiction when it comes to hand sanitizing gels.

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