Flu outbreak: Signs of illness in babies and children

Flu outbreak: Signs of illness in babies and children

Parents and caregivers must be diligent about spotting the warning signs of flu infection. The editors of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Caring for Your Baby and Young Child advise parents to call a doctor if the fever hits 102°F or above with at least two of the following symptoms: sore throat, body aches, fatigue, diarrhea, runny nose and chills.

According to Flu.gov, you should also seek emergency medical attention if you or your child experiences:


Flu outbreak: Signs of illness in babies and children

Consult a doctor if your child experiences:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

  • A 100-degree or higher fever

  • Purple or blue discoloration of the lips

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