It’s pretty perplexing that a child can be perfectly fine one minute and spike a fever the next. That’s how quickly the flu bug can attack. The good thing is flu symptoms usually subside within 2-5 days. The bad thing is influenza in children is serious. It can lead to pneumonia.
Here are 5 “F.A.C.T.S.” regarding signs of the flu.
1- F is for Fever
Body temperature higher than normal is known as fever. If your child suddenly spikes a fever from 101-104 degrees Fahrenheit, it could be influenza.
Disregard the old methods like alcohol rubs or cold baths. This could bring on chills.
Fever needs to do its work of fighting infection. At the same time, high-grade fever can be dangerous. Sponging the child with lukewarm water helps send fever out of the danger zone.
2- A is for Aches
Headaches, muscle aches, aching all over are signs of the flu. Encourage your child to get up and walk about the room 2-3 times daily. This may be a good time to change sweaty, wrinkled sheets.
3- C is for Chills
Fever helps fight flu germs and stops them from spreading. Invaders that cause infection live longer when body temperature is normal. In order to raise temperature, the body rapidly contracts and relaxes its muscles. These actions can also bring on chills.
4- T is for Tiredness
Extreme tiredness is among signs of the flu. Fatigue can hang-on for several weeks after other flu symptoms subside.
The immune system expends the majority of its energy combating the flu virus. The body must engage white blood cells to join the fight against influenza. In consequence, your child loses muscular strength, which hinders the body’s ability to move around.
5- S is for Sudden Onset
Self-explanatory – the flu hits hard and fast.
Because you’re a Mom…you want to make your sick child comfortable. The Ouchie Cap will naturally ease certain signs of the flu. This first aid cap includes non toxic gel packs you can use as cold therapy for fevers and warm therapy for chills.
BTW: Unfortunately, fevers go hand in hand with the Flu. Want to treat a fever naturally without the use of medication? Check out our post: 5 Ways To Naturally Help Your Child’s Fever
or, did you know the Ouchie Cap is also a great solution for Hot & Cold Packs For Kids Bumps, Bruises, Sprains, Strains, Bug Bites, Bee Stings, & More?