What can I do at home to help a child with the flu symptoms?

TLC. Treating the symptoms by maintaining hydration and keeping fever down help. Look up homeopathic remedies like bryonia, gelsemium and oscillococcinum. There is an excellent book, homeopathy at home by m panos that you will find helpful. Fluids fluids fluids, tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed, time and rest are the usual recommendations. See your doctor if fever persists >3-4 days or child is getting worse.

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How do I help my 11 year old child get over the flu symptoms?

Not easy. Bed rest, fluids, anti-inflammatory meds, hugging and generally doing your best to minimize discomfort until the disease runs its course. They will get better, but be on the alert for potential complications, and with any significant worsening of symptoms, see a doctor asap. Read more...

Would it be unhealthy to have the flu with no flu symptoms?

See below. Anything is possible, but if you truly have influenza, and have not been immunized against it or had something like it, you will likely have symptoms. A lot of people call other illnesses - "flu" when other illness is not due to influenza. Hope this helps. Read more...

What are the flu symptoms for 2011?

The same like before. Fever above than38 c or higher stuffy nose or running dry cough sore throat wide spread muscle ache sever extreme fatigue headache if you have those more than 48 hours most likely you have the flu. Read more...
Flu. According to Mayo Clinic Flu sxs may include “Fever over 100F (38C), Aching muscles, especially in your back, arms and legs, Chills & sweats, Headache, Dry Cough, Fatigue and weakness, Nasal Congestion.” Read more...

Is it possible to just have mild flu symptoms and 99.6 temp for duration? I know it's the flu, however even thou I feel bad...I don't feel real bad.

Possibly. Influenza A is typically sick in bed with high fevers and prominent respiratory symptoms for 7 days. Influenza B can be a little less so, but still congestion, cough, sinusitis, sore throat. Minimal to no GI symptoms. Vaccination can give protection so that you are not as ill. Read more...

I'm not sure if I have the flu, or a cold. What are flu symptoms?

Very similar. Difficult to differentiate cold from flu symptoms. Symptoms are essentially the same. Both are caused by viruses and usually resolve within 7-10 days. Read more...
Flu vs cold. According to Mayo Clinic Flu sxs may include “Fever over 100F (38C), Aching muscles, especially in your back, arms and legs, Chills & sweats, Headache, Dry Cough, Fatigue and weakness, Nasal Congestion.” Common cold symptoms include: Cough, congestion, watery eyes, sneezing, sore throat, mild headache, low grade fever & mild body aches. Read more...

When it comes to the flu, are flu symptoms like cold symptoms?

Usually worse. Flu symptoms may include: muscle aches ; pains, a fever above 100 degrees, headache, congestion, weakness, chills, increased sweating and coughing. The symptoms of stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis) can include: nausea, vomiting, headache, watery bowel movements (not bloody), abdominal cramps and a low fever. Read more...

Are the flu symptoms that you get if you have herpes contagious?

Nope. An initial infection with herpes simplex virus (HSV) can cause flu-like symptoms, meaning fever, headache, muscle aches, etc -- along with multiple painful sores at the site of infection (oral, genital, etc). (Such flu-like symptoms alone rarely are due to herpes.) This is when HSV is most easily transmitted. But the flu-like symptoms are not transmitted separately from the virus itself. Read more...

What to do if I got the flu. How can I relieve these flu symptoms with natural ingredients?

Rest and fluids. Most important is to get enough rest and not over exert yourself. Drink lotw of fluids. For caugh tea and honey can be helpful. For headache and body aches herbal preparations such as fever few can be used. Read more...