Child Wellness: Diagnosing a child's illness
Updated: 11/07/2012 01:19 PM
By: Marcie Fraser
It can be scary, but it’s perfectly normal for your child to become sick from time to time.
Determining just what type of illness is very important when it comes to treating your little one. Colds and the flu are the most common, but infections are also something to look out for.
Colds typically include a runny or stuffy nose, a cough and maybe a low-grade fever.
Flu symptoms are more severe. It shares some symptoms with a cold, but there are more systemic symptoms as well. Body and muscle aches and severe fatigue are common when dealing with the flu.
According to some experts, when it comes to the flu vaccine, it's better late than never, even if it's at the end of the season.
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