Friday, December 31, 2010

Treat the Flu in Children

The flu is a virus that affects the respiratory tract. Symptoms of the flu may include high fever, congestion, vomiting, nausea, fatigue, muscle aches, headaches, or coughing. My daughter is sick since yesterday. I think she got the flu from California. Some of her cousins had cough when we were there. I can barely move because she wants me to hug her all the time. I feel bad for her. I'm glad hubby took over and is taking care of Akesha.
Here are some helpful tips I read online:
- Administer a pain reliever that is safe for children, such as acetaminophen, if your child complains of headaches, muscle aches, or a sore throat (Tylenol is one brand of actaminophen).

- Encourage your child to rest as much as possible. Keep the lights low so that your child can sleep whenever she feels the need to do so, and give her quiet entertainment, such as books or crossword puzzles, rather than loud DVDs that might keep her up even when she's tired.

- Provide your child with plenty of fluids. If your child complains of a sore throat and cannot drink water or juice, consider offering him warm tea or soup instead.

- Set up a humidifier in your child's room to help with congestion. The humidifier with keep the air in the child's room moist, which will loosen mucus and make your child feel better in general.

- Use a saline nasal spray and a bulb syringe to siphon out any remaining mucus. Children often do not like this process, but it will leave them feeling better because they will be able to breathe (and therefore sleep) more easily.





8 diner's comment:

Lulu said...

andrea had flu shot the other day mao to not feeling too well yesterday

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Kawawa naman si Akesha, tinamaan nang flu. I will pray for her immediate divine healing. By the stripes of Jesus, she is healed. Amen. Happy New Year to you all. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

chubskulit said...

Hope Akesh, is getting better!

Lina Gustina said...

How's Akesha now?

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

Awww sorry akesh. get well soon. kawawa naman new year na new year sick ang kulot. Thanks for the tips tsang. hope akesh will get better soon. give her more TLC

Happy New Year Dias Fam

w0rkingAth0mE said...

ang hirap kapag ang anak may sakit .. I hope Akesha is better now =)

eden said...

Get well soon, Akesha. Kawawa naman. Mao gyud basta winter naa ang flu.

Vernz said...

sus gisip-on jud ko dhemz.. kay perting ulan diri tung new year...