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Is It A COLD or the FLU??

TRACY'S TINY TOTS

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From the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Stethoscope

COLD
 
Fever-----------------------------------Rare
 
Headache----------------------------Rare
 
General Aches, Pains----------Slight
 
Fatigue, Weakness-------------Quite Mild
 
Extreme Exhaustion------------Never
 
Stuffy Nose--------------------------Common
 
Sneezing-----------------------------Usual
 
Sore Throat-------------------------Common
 
Chest Discomfort, Cough-----Mild to Moderate, hacking cough
 
COMPLICATIONS----------------Sinus congestion or earache
 
PREVENTION----------------------None
 
TREATMENT-----------------------Only temporary relief of symptoms

FLU
 
Fever-------------------------------Characterisitc, high (102 -104) last 3-4 days
 
Headache------------------------Prominent
 
General Aches, Pains------Usual, often severe
 
Fatigue, Weakness----------Can last up to 2-3 weeks
 
Extreme Exhaustion--------Early and Prominent
 
Stuffy Nose----------------------Sometimes
 
Sneezing-------------------------Sometimes
 
Sore Throat---------------------Sometimes
 
Chest Discomfort, Cough--Common; can become severe
 
COMPLICATIONS------------Bronchitus, pneumonia; can be life threatening
 
PREVENTION------------------Annual vaccinations; antiviral medicines - see your doctor
 
TREATMENT-------------------Antiviral medicines - see your doctor

Flu symptoms include fever, headache, chills, body aches, tiredness, dry cough, sore throat and nasal congestion.
 
Flu is spread when a person who has the flu coughs, sneezes, or speaks and send the flu virus into the air.
 
If you get the flu:  rest and drink plenty of liquids.
 
Antibiotics will not cure the flu.  Decongestants, cough suppressants and a humidifier can relieve some of the symptoms.
 
Taken from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 

With the proper forms I can administer prescription medication to your child.  My MAT certification will now expire 5/4/2016 

Tracy's Tiny Tots
Licensed Home Child Care Provider
Stafford, Virginia 22554
540-720-3179