Symptoms of the Cold & Flu

You’ll want to learn the symptoms of both the common cold and seasonal flu to ensure your child receives the best healthcare possible fast.

For the cold, symptoms include:

  • Sore throat
  • Sneezing
  • Slight fever
  • Cough
  • Runny nose
  • Stuffy nose
  • Headache
  • Body aches
  • Exhaustion

For the flu, symptoms include:

  • Dry cough
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Chills
  • Severe body aches
  • Headache
  • Stuffy nose
  • Runny nose
  • Fatigue
  • Possible vomiting

Treating a Cold or Flu

If your child comes down with the cold or flu this season, here is how to help them feel their best.

  • Ensure they receive plenty of rest — some symptoms, such as coughing, can make bedrest troublesome.
  • Use medicines, including cough suppressants and antihistamines, to help sooth serious symptoms. Read the labels on all medication to ensure they are safe for children.
  • Drink plenty of liquids to avoid dehydration and help the body fight off illness.
  • If nothing else works, give us a call and schedule an appointment for pediatric cold and flu treatment in Shirley.

While many of the symptoms of both the cold and flu will dissipate with time and eventually disappear completely, seeing your child in such a state can be difficult. If you want nothing more than peace of mind, bring your child in and we’ll perform a thorough examination and provide treatment options depending on their illness.

Schedule an appointment for pediatric cold and flu services in Shirley, NY, with MD 365. Give us a call any day at 631-305-2334!