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Influenza (flu): What to do if your child gets sickIInfluenza (flu): What to do if your child gets sickInfluenza (flu): What to do if your child gets sickEnglishInfectious DiseasesChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyImmune systemNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)Cough;Fever;Headache;Sore throat2018-09-28T04:00:00ZUpton Allen, MBBS, MSc, FRCPC, FAAP;Shawna Silver, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, PEng;Trent Mizzi, MD, FRCPC7.0000000000000065.0000000000000650.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Information about how to care for your child if they get the flu.</p><a href="/Article?contentid=1110&language=English">Influenza</a> (the flu) is a respiratory infection that affects the nose, throat and lungs. It is caused by a virus. The flu is more common in the fall and winter.<p></p><p>If your child is older than six months and is otherwise healthy, keep them home for a few days. Make sure your child gets plenty of rest, stays hydrated, and their fever and pain is managed.</p> ​<h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Most of the time, a flu infection will give mild symptoms</li> <li>Keep your child hydrated by giving small amount of fluids but frequently</li> <li>Treat your child's fever and pain by giving them acetaminophen or ibuprofen</li> <li>The best way to avoid spreading the flu is to get the flu shot, keep away from infected people and regularly wash your hands.</li> </ul><h2>If the symptoms get worse</h2><p>Call your doctor if the above measures do not relieve your child's flu symptoms and your child feels worse or if you are worried.</p><h3>Go see a doctor or to hospital if your baby is less than three months old and:</h3><ul><li>has a fever</li><li>has fast or difficult breathing</li><li>is vomiting or not feeding. </li></ul><h3>Go see a doctor if your child:</h3><ul><li>is more sleepy than usual</li><li>is more fussy than usual</li><li>is not drinking enough fluids or has not peed at least every six hours when awake</li><li>is vomiting</li><li>is having chest or stomach pain</li><li>is not feeling better after five days or gets better but then suddenly gets worse. </li></ul><h3>Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department immediately if your child:</h3><ul><li>is breathing quickly, or seems to be working hard to breathe</li><li>is very weak, dizzy, hard to wake up or does not respond well</li><li>is very fussy or cannot be comforted</li><li>is limping or refusing to walk</li><li>has bluish or dark-coloured lips or skin</li><li>has a stiff neck, severe headache or a seizure</li><li>has a very fast heart rate, even when the fever is down. </li></ul><p>If you have any concerns, call your doctor or your local public health agency. In Ontario, you can also call TeleHealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000.</p><h2>At the hospital</h2><p>If your child needs to stay in hospital they will be placed in a single room. They may be given intravenous fluids, antiviral medicine and antibiotics. Some children may also need oxygen.</p><p>To prevent other children and people in the hospital from getting the flu, your child will have to stay in their room. Hospital staff will be wearing a mask, eye protection, gloves and gowns when they visit. Wash your hands often, either with alcohol-based hand rubs, or soap and water, before and after touching your child and before leaving your child's room. Hospital staff should wash their hands as well.</p><p>If you or anyone else who has visited becomes ill with symptoms of the flu, let your child's doctor or nurse know.</p><h2>Treating a mild infection</h2> <p>If your child has the flu, there are things you can do to make them feel better and avoid spreading the virus to others. Treatment for mild flu infection is focused on the symptoms the person is feeling. It means mainly keeping your child hydrated and comfortable. Try giving frequent small quantities of fluids. This will keep your child <a href="/Article?contentid=776&language=English">hydrated</a>. Fluids should not contain caffeine.</p> <p>If your child has a fever, aches and pains you can give them <a href="/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> or <a href="/Article?contentid=153&language=English">ibuprofen</a>. Do not give <a href="/Article?contentid=77&language=English">acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)</a> to a child under 16 years of age. Do not give cough medicines to children under six years of age. Always read the label before giving any medicine.</p> <p>In addition to fluids and pain medicine, other ways to treat flu symptoms include:</p> <ul> <li>applying heat on painful areas for short periods of time using a hot water bottle or heating pad to reduce muscle pain</li> <li>taking a warm bath</li> <li>gargling with a glass of warm water</li> <li>using saline drops or spray and suction to clear a stuffy nose </li><li>keeping your home smoke free.</li> </ul>
Influenza (grippe) : Que faire si votre enfant la contracteIInfluenza (grippe) : Que faire si votre enfant la contracteInfluenza (flu): What to do if your child gets sickFrenchInfectious DiseasesChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyImmune systemNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)Cough;Fever;Headache;Sore throat2018-09-28T04:00:00ZUpton Allen, MBBS, MSc, FRCPC, FAAP;Shawna Silver, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, PEng7.0000000000000065.0000000000000650.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Renseignez-vous sur les soins à apporter à votre enfant s'il contracte la grippe.</p><a href="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/article?contentid=763&language=French">L'influenza</a> (grippe) est une infection respiratoire qui atteint le nez, la gorge et les poumons. Cette infection causée par un virus est plus répandue durant l'automne et l'hiver.<p></p><p>Si votre enfant est âgé de plus de six mois, et qu'il est par ailleurs en santé, gardez-le à la maison quelques jours s'il est grippé. Assurez-vous qu'il se repose suffisamment et qu'il reste bien hydraté et apaisez sa fièvre et ses courbatures.<br></p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>En règle générale, les symptômes de la grippe sont bénins. </li> <li>Pour vous assurer que votre enfant demeure hydraté, faites-lui boire fréquemment de petites quantités de liquides. </li> <li>Soulagez la fièvre et les douleurs de votre enfant à l'aide d'acétaminophène (Tylenol, Tempra) ou d'ibuprofène (Advil, Motrin). </li> <li>Pour éviter de propager la grippe, les meilleurs moyens sont de se faire vacciner, de ne pas fréquenter de personnes infectées et de se laver les mains régulièrement.​</li></ul><h2>Si les symptômes s'aggravent </h2><p>Communiquez avec votre médecin si ces mesures n'atténuent pas les symptômes de la grippe de votre enfant ou si son état s'aggrave ou vous inquiète. </p><h3>Consultez un m​édecin ou rendez-vous à l' hôpital si votre bébé est âgé de moins de 3 mois et qu'il : </h3><ul><li>a de la fièvre, </li><li>respire rapidement ou difficilement, </li><li>vomit ou refuse les tétés. </li></ul><h3>Consultez un​ médecin si votre enfant : </h3><ul><li>est plus somnolent que d’habitude,</li><li>est plus grincheux que d’habitude,</li><li>ne boit pas assez de liquides ou n'urine pas au moins toutes les six heures quand il est réveillé,</li><li>vomit,</li><li>a mal à la poitrine ou à l’estomac,</li><li>ne se sent pas mieux au bout de cinq jours ou bien son état s'améliore, puis s'aggrave soudainement.</li></ul><h3>Composez​ le 911 ou rendez-vous immédiatement aux services d'urgence les plus proches si votre enfant : </h3><ul><li>respire rapidement ou semble y travailler fort,</li><li>se sent faible ou étourdi, est difficile à réveiller ou ne réagit pas,</li><li>est très grincheux et vous n’arrivez pas à le réconforter,</li><li>boite ou refuse de marcher,<br></li><li>ses lèvres ou sa peau sont bleuâtres ou d'une teinte foncée,</li><li>a le cou rigide, a un mal de tête sévère, ou est pris de convulsions,</li><li>a un rythme cardiaque très rapide, même lorsque la fièvre s’est abaissée.</li></ul><p>Si vous vous préoccupez de l'état de votre enfant, communiquez avec votre médecin ou avec votre service de santé publique local. En Ontario, vous pouvez aussi appeler Télésanté Ontario au 1-866-797-0000. </p><h2>À l'hôpital </h2><p>Si votre enfant est hospitalisé, on lui attribuera une chambre privée. On pourrait lui administrer des liquides par voie intraveineuse, des médicaments antiviraux et des antibiotiques. Certains enfants ont aussi parfois besoin d' oxygène. </p><p>Pour éviter que votre enfant transmette la grippe à d'autres enfants et aux adultes, il devra demeurer dans sa chambre d'hôpital. Quand les membres du personnel viendront auprès de lui, ils porteront un masque, des lunettes de protection, des gants et une chemise. Lavez-vous les mains souvent à l'aide d'un désinfectant à base d'alcool ou d'eau et de savon. Il est impératif que vous le fassiez avant de toucher votre enfant et après, et avant de quitter la chambre. Les membres du personnel doivent aussi suivre les règles d'une bonne hygiène des mains. </p><p>Si vous ou une autre personne ayant visité votre enfant présentez des symptômes de la grippe, dites-le au médecin ou à l'infirmier qui s'occupe de votre enfant. </p><h2>Soins d'une infection bénig​ne </h2><p>Si votre enfant est grippé, voici ce que vous pouvez faire pour le soulager et éviter qu'il propage le virus. Les soins prodigués dans le cas d'une infection bénigne visent à atténuer les symptômes, ce qui veut dire avant tout de vous assurer que votre enfant est bien hydraté et à l'aise. Pour éviter qu'il se <a href="/Article?contentid=776&language=French">déshydrate</a>, essayez de lui faire boire fréquemment de petites quantités de liquides sans caféine. </p><p>S'il est fiévreux et se plaint de douleurs, vous pouvez lui donner de l'<a href="/Article?contentid=62&language=French">acé​taminophène</a> (Tylenol ou Tempra) ou de l'<a href="/Article?contentid=153&language=French">ibuprofène</a> (Advil ou Motrin). Ne donnez pas d'<a href="/Article?contentid=77&language=French">Aspirine</a> (acide acétylsalicylique ou ASA) à un enfant âgé de moins de 16 ans. Les sirops contre la toux sont aussi à proscrire chez les enfants âgés de moins de 6 ans. Lisez l'étiquette de tous les médicaments avant de les administrer. </p><p>En plus des liquides et des analgésiques, voici d'autres façons de soulager les symptômes de la grippe : </p><ul><li>appliquer de la chaleur sur les muscles endoloris à l' aide d' une bouillotte ou d' un coussin chauffant, </li><li>prendre un bain chaud, </li><li>se gargariser avec de l'eau tiède, </li><li>pour un <a href="/Article?contentid=778&language=French">nez congestionné</a>, utiliser un vaporisateur ou des gouttes de solution saline et une poire à succion. </li></ul><p>Faites de votre domicile un milieu sans fumée.</p>

 

 

Influenza (flu): What to do if your child gets sick969.000000000000Influenza (flu): What to do if your child gets sickInfluenza (flu): What to do if your child gets sickIEnglishInfectious DiseasesChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyImmune systemNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)Cough;Fever;Headache;Sore throat2018-09-28T04:00:00ZUpton Allen, MBBS, MSc, FRCPC, FAAP;Shawna Silver, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, PEng;Trent Mizzi, MD, FRCPC7.0000000000000065.0000000000000650.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Information about how to care for your child if they get the flu.</p><a href="/Article?contentid=1110&language=English">Influenza</a> (the flu) is a respiratory infection that affects the nose, throat and lungs. It is caused by a virus. The flu is more common in the fall and winter.<p></p><p>If your child is older than six months and is otherwise healthy, keep them home for a few days. Make sure your child gets plenty of rest, stays hydrated, and their fever and pain is managed.</p> ​<h2>Mild infection, mild symptoms</h2> <p>Most people who get ill from the flu will only get a mild infection. A mild flu infection may cause the following symptoms:</p> <ul> <li>sudden onset of a high fever</li> <li>headache</li> <li>general aches and pains</li> <li>fatigue and weakness</li> <li>a runny stuffy nose</li> <li>a sore throat</li> <li>a cough</li> <li>sneezing</li> </ul> <p>It may take several days to start feeling better. Most of these symptoms usually last for two to seven days. The cough and weakness can last for up to six weeks. This can make exercise and day-to-day activities difficult.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Most of the time, a flu infection will give mild symptoms</li> <li>Keep your child hydrated by giving small amount of fluids but frequently</li> <li>Treat your child's fever and pain by giving them acetaminophen or ibuprofen</li> <li>The best way to avoid spreading the flu is to get the flu shot, keep away from infected people and regularly wash your hands.</li> </ul><h2>If the symptoms get worse</h2><p>Call your doctor if the above measures do not relieve your child's flu symptoms and your child feels worse or if you are worried.</p><h3>Go see a doctor or to hospital if your baby is less than three months old and:</h3><ul><li>has a fever</li><li>has fast or difficult breathing</li><li>is vomiting or not feeding. </li></ul><h3>Go see a doctor if your child:</h3><ul><li>is more sleepy than usual</li><li>is more fussy than usual</li><li>is not drinking enough fluids or has not peed at least every six hours when awake</li><li>is vomiting</li><li>is having chest or stomach pain</li><li>is not feeling better after five days or gets better but then suddenly gets worse. </li></ul><h3>Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department immediately if your child:</h3><ul><li>is breathing quickly, or seems to be working hard to breathe</li><li>is very weak, dizzy, hard to wake up or does not respond well</li><li>is very fussy or cannot be comforted</li><li>is limping or refusing to walk</li><li>has bluish or dark-coloured lips or skin</li><li>has a stiff neck, severe headache or a seizure</li><li>has a very fast heart rate, even when the fever is down. </li></ul><p>If you have any concerns, call your doctor or your local public health agency. In Ontario, you can also call TeleHealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000.</p><h2>At the hospital</h2><p>If your child needs to stay in hospital they will be placed in a single room. They may be given intravenous fluids, antiviral medicine and antibiotics. Some children may also need oxygen.</p><p>To prevent other children and people in the hospital from getting the flu, your child will have to stay in their room. Hospital staff will be wearing a mask, eye protection, gloves and gowns when they visit. Wash your hands often, either with alcohol-based hand rubs, or soap and water, before and after touching your child and before leaving your child's room. Hospital staff should wash their hands as well.</p><p>If you or anyone else who has visited becomes ill with symptoms of the flu, let your child's doctor or nurse know.</p><h2>Treating a mild infection</h2> <p>If your child has the flu, there are things you can do to make them feel better and avoid spreading the virus to others. Treatment for mild flu infection is focused on the symptoms the person is feeling. It means mainly keeping your child hydrated and comfortable. Try giving frequent small quantities of fluids. This will keep your child <a href="/Article?contentid=776&language=English">hydrated</a>. Fluids should not contain caffeine.</p> <p>If your child has a fever, aches and pains you can give them <a href="/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> or <a href="/Article?contentid=153&language=English">ibuprofen</a>. Do not give <a href="/Article?contentid=77&language=English">acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)</a> to a child under 16 years of age. Do not give cough medicines to children under six years of age. Always read the label before giving any medicine.</p> <p>In addition to fluids and pain medicine, other ways to treat flu symptoms include:</p> <ul> <li>applying heat on painful areas for short periods of time using a hot water bottle or heating pad to reduce muscle pain</li> <li>taking a warm bath</li> <li>gargling with a glass of warm water</li> <li>using saline drops or spray and suction to clear a stuffy nose </li><li>keeping your home smoke free.</li> </ul><h2>Prevent spreading the flu</h2><p>The <a href="/Article?contentid=1111&language=English">flu vaccine</a> is the best prevention against getting the flu. In Ontario, the vaccine is given free of charge at doctors' offices, clinics and pharmacies. The vaccine can be given to children more than six months of age. For tips on how to make vaccinations as easy and pain-free as possible, please read the articles, <a href="/Article?contentid=989&language=English">Pain-free injections in babies</a> and <a href="/Article?contentid=990&language=English">Pain-free injections in children over one year of age</a>.</p><p>The flu spreads very easily from an infected person to others through coughing and sneezing. It is also spread by touching objects someone with the flu has touched. Continue good hygiene practices by <a href="/Article?contentid=1981&language=English">washing your hands</a> well and often. Keep your hands away from your face because the flu virus enters your body through your eyes, nose and mouth. Keep the surfaces that people touch in your home clean. Cough and sneeze into your arm or sleeve.</p><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/influenza_what_to_do.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/influenza_what_to_do.jpgInfluenza (flu): What to do if your child gets sickFalse

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