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What is the common cold and the flu? Both the common cold and the flu are infections of the respiratory tract, which includes the throat, nose, airways and lungs. . Germs, Germs, Go Away. How do I know if my child has a cold or the flu?.

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    1. What is the common cold and the flu? Both the common cold and the flu are infections of the respiratory tract, which includes the throat, nose, airways and lungs. Germs, Germs, Go Away Source: familydoctor.org

    2. How do I know if my child has a cold or the flu? • Although the common cold and the flu share many similar symptoms, they are two different conditions. Source: familydoctor.org

    3. The symptoms of a cold include: • Fever up to 102 degrees • Runny or stuffy nose (often with green or yellow-colored discharge) • Sore throat • Cough • Sneezing • Fatigue and muscle aches • Headache • Common Cold Source: familydoctor.org

    4. Keeping Colds at Bay • Four tips to help you avoid the common cold Source: familydoctor.org

    5. Is it an Allergy or Is it a Cold? • How to tell if symptoms are allergy or cold Source: familydoctor.org

    6. The symptoms of the flu include: • Fever over 102 degrees • Stuffy nose • Diarrhea • Nausea and vomiting • Chills and sweats • Fatigue and muscle aches • Cough • Headache • Loss of appetite Source: familydoctor.org

    7. The Flu • How to avoid the flu and fight the flu bug Source: familydoctor.org

    8. Swine Flu (H1N1) Risks • The Link Between H1N1 and Pneumonia Source: familydoctor.org

    9. Germs, Germs, Go Away • A nasal spray that prevents the flu is also available. • It is safe for all children 2 years and older that do not have asthma or breathing problems. Source: familydoctor.org

    10. Germs, Germs, Go Away • To prevent the flu, a flu vaccine is available every fall (September, October or November). • The flu shot is safe for all children age 6 months and older, and it is strongly recommended that all children age 6 months to 59 months get a yearly flu shot. Source: familydoctor.org

    11. Flu Vaccinations • Is the flu shot or nasal vaccine right for you? Source: familydoctor.org

    12. Are Flu Vaccines Effective? • The best defense against the flu Source: familydoctor.org

    13. How Flu Vaccinations Work • Learn how “army cells” help you fight the flu Source: familydoctor.org

    14. Taking Antibiotics • How bacteria become resistant to antibiotics. Source: familydoctor.org

    15. Strep Throat • What is strep throat? • Strep throat is an infection caused by bacteria. It is called "strep" because the bacteria that causes the infection is called streptococcus. Source: familydoctor.org

    16. Strep Throat • What are the symptoms of strep throat? • The symptoms of strep throat include the following: • Sore throat • Fever • Swollen, sore neck glands • Red and swollen tonsils • White patches in the throat or on the tonsils • Headache Source: familydoctor.org

    17. Strep Throat • In addition, children may also have the following symptoms: • Abdominal pain • Vomiting • Red rash with small spots that is worse under the arms and in skin creases CONFIDENTIAL

    18. Strep Throat • The signs, tests and treatment for strep throat • Spotting Strep in Kids • What to do if you're exposed to strep throat • Keeping strep germs away • Two tests for strep throat • Using antibiotics effectively Source: familydoctor.org

    19. Is there a way to prevent catching a cold or the flu? • The best way to prevent colds and flu is to make sure you and your family frequently wash your hands. • Hand Washing Video from CDC Source: cdc.org

    20. Clean Hands Save Lives • Scientists estimate that people are not washing their hands often or well enough and may transmit up to 80% of all infections by their hands. • From doorknobs to animals to food, harmful germs can live on almost everything. • Hand washing may be your single most important act to help stop the spread of infection and stay healthy. Source: familydoctor.org

    21. Germs, Germs, Go Away • Encourage your child to cough and sneeze into the inside of his or her elbow (rather than into his or her hand). • Clean common surfaces such as table and counter tops, your child's toys, door handles and bathroom facilities with anti-bacterial disinfectant. • This can help stop the spread of germs. Source: familydoctor.org

    22. Germs, Germs, Go Away Don’t share personal items • Cups, straws, utensils • Toothbrushes, towels, washcloths • Lipstick or lip balm Source: Alabama Department of Public Health

    23. Germs, Germs, Go Away General Care Measures for Children • Get plenty of rest in a separate room away from the common areas of the house. • Stay at home for at least 24 hours after fever is gone without the use of fever reducing medicine. • Drink extra fluids • Keep tissues and a trash bag within reach of the patient. Source: Alabama Department of Public Health

    24. Created by • Amy Lack • Woodville High School • October 2009