We have seen many patients with nasty colds lately, and we know that a few cases of flu recently popped up in our area of the United States. Take a look at “Top Ten Ways to Prevent Colds and Flu,” a post we wrote recently for Mom365, to get your kids through cold and flu season.
To keep yourself updated on the status of the flu, check the Centers for Disease Control flu tracker.
The bad news: thus far three pediatric deaths from flu were reported for this 2013-2014 flu season. The good news: the latest allergy guidelines say that even egg-allergic kids, unless they have a history of anaphylaxis (difficulty breathing) to egg, can safely receive the flu vaccine. Talk to your child’s doctor if your egg-allergic child has never received flu vaccine.
Stay healthy and WASH YOUR HANDS,
Julie Kardos, MD and Naline Lai, MD
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