What You Can Do to Help Your Child Feel Better
Children with the flu need lots of bed rest to help their bodies fight the virus and recover from their symptoms. In addition, here are four things you can do to help get your children through the flu:
- Give them extra fluids to keep hydrated (feverish children may get dehydrated by sweating).
- Light, easy-to-digest meals are best. Children with the flu are often not very hungry, but they need some nourishment for their body to fight the illness. Some examples are foods like rice, crackers, toast, soup, and bananas.
- Salt water nose drops and a humidifier help with nasal congestion.
- Over-the-counter medicines can help keep kids comfortable.