Tag "cold and flu season"

You know the drill – your child wakes up feeling crummy. She or he is coughing like crazy. The poor thing sounds miserable. This is when most parents start wondering, “What does that cough mean?” It’s an understandable concern, since › Continue Reading

Reports of children who’ve contracted acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) have been in the news lately. Because of this, parents may be wondering what AFM is and how they can keep their family safe. While the condition is serious, the good › Continue Reading

You’ve likely heard it from your doctor time and again: Antibiotics won’t work against a viral illness. But why not? That’s a good question, and the answer starts with the differences between viruses and bacteria.   Virus Versus Bacteria As › Continue Reading

As parents, we’ve all been there. Yesterday your child was down and out with a fever, this morning he’s done a complete 180 and is raring to go. So do you allow him to go to school or keep him › Continue Reading

I get it. Very few kids willingly receive vaccines. In fact, if parents can get in and out of the doctor’s office without tears on visits that contain shots, it feels like a small miracle. Because of this reality, I › Continue Reading

Like many families, I try to do the best I can to keep my children healthy throughout the year so that they don’t miss out on important and fun events. Especially during cold and flu season, I like building immunity › Continue Reading

The cold and flu season is upon us! To reduce the transmission of respiratory viruses and protect the health of our patients, on December 10, 2014, Cincinnati Children’s implemented Visitor Restrictions. It’s important to be aware of these restrictions as you › Continue Reading

Today is Global Hand Washing Day. As the name suggests, it’s a world-wide campaign to raise awareness about the importance of washing hands with soap.   Sounds pretty straight-forward, right? But according to a study done by Michigan State University and published › Continue Reading

There’s no denying it, it’s flu season. And RSV season. And cold season. It seems everyone probably knows someone who is sick. It’s that time of year. But that doesn’t mean it’s time to sit back and wait for respiratory › Continue Reading

March 8, 2012 – The twins are sick! Both of them have fevers and are coughing a ton! March 11, 2012 – Still both very sick and haven’t slept much since Thursday night. Fevers are very high – going to › Continue Reading