Items Tagged ‘fevers’

Fever 101: The why, how and what to do for fevers in children

December 21, 2016

Fever 101: The why, how and what to do for fevers in children

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“I don’t feel so good,” your child groans. You put a hand to your child’s forehead, and sure enough, it’s warm to the touch. Fever strikes again! A fever is not an illness itself – it is actually a sign that the body is fighting off an infection. And while fevers may cause your child […]

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Tags: body temperature, children fever, Dr. Carlos Turner, fever, fevers, illness, irregular breathing, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, pediatrician, seizure, stiff neck, thermometers


What do I need to know about the flu?

February 25, 2016

What do I need to know about the flu?

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Children under the age of 5 years are more likely to be hospitalized from flu complications than those in other age groups. Parents should talk to their doctors about who in the family should receive the flu vaccine. Seasonal influenza Seasonal influenza is a contagious, but preventable, respiratory illness that can be dangerous for young children. […]

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Tags: children and flu, Dr. Carlos Lerner, fevers, flu, flu season, flu shots, hand washing, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, nasal spray, seasonal influenza, tamiflu, UCLA Children's Health Center