How do you tell if your 3 year old has the flu?

Depends on symptoms. There are many things which may be called "flu." influenza is an illness typically with fever, respiratory symptoms and body aches. Stomach flu usually has vomiting, diarrhea and/or fever. To complicate things, influenza can also sometimes cause GI symptoms. If your child seems very ill or if you are having trouble keeping fluids down, see your doctor.
See below. Influenza (the 'real flu') symptoms include high fever, severe cough, aching all over, bad headache, and fatigue. If you think your child may have the flu, please call your child's doctor and be seen.

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Can you tell when year 3year old has the flu?

See below. Influenza (the 'real flu') symptoms include high fever, severe cough, aching all over, bad headache, and fatigue. If you think your child may have the flu, please call your child's doctor and be seen. Read more...
Flu test. You may suspect it clinically if your son has fever, sore throat, chills, body aches, headache and/or vomiting. To know you can have your doc do an influenza a+b test in the office. Note: even if test is negative, he may still have it if your doctor thinks his clinical scenario is consistent with it. Read more...

My 3 year old son has had the flu (tested & confirmed)9 days. He still has high fevers daily. Some as high as 103.7 doc says all ok. What can I do?

It sounds. As though his thermostat is compromised. This is a center in the brain and the easiest way to make that part of the brain sick is by consuming sugary "jujnk". If that applies the stop it. Read more...

What are the symptoms of the flu virus in a 3 year old child?

Fever. Fever, cough, sore throat, generally not feeling well, achiness, being around those with flu. We see lots of colds that are actually flu. Kids do well with illnesses when their immune systems are strong. See your child's doctor and see if they rest for the flu if you are worried. Read more...

My 3 year old got the flu shot 3 days ago, last night she ate mcdonald's chicken nuggets doesn't usually eat that. Diarhea & vomiting all night?

Probably nuggets but. Most likely this was due to the nuggets, which i would never eat or feed to my child (see http://foodmatters.Tv/articles-1/whats-really-in-chicken-mcnuggets-scary) but she could have a GI virus. The flu vaccine temporarily suppresses immune function making one more susceptible to other infections! see http://bit.Ly/15y6igv ; http://www.Whale.To/vaccine/mercola.Html ; http://nyti.Ms/16qehvo. Read more...

Is it possible for my 3 year old to have strep throat and the flu at the same time?

Yes. His/her dr. Can test for strep. We usually prefer to make a single diagnosis, but both could co-exist. Strep throat should be treated with an antibiotic. There is only symptomatic relief for the flu. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is said to reduce flu symptoms for beween 1/2 - 1 day and probably not worth taking. Read more...