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INFLUENZA (PEDIATRIC)
Influenza may present as a mild respiratory illness similar to the common cold or it may present without characteristic signs and symptoms.
The main type of influenza virus are types A, B & C virus. Types A&B are the main causes of influenza outbreaks.
Patient may appear flushed and have pain on eye movement. Non-exudative pharyngitis, scattered rales or rhonchi may be present.

Influenza%20(pediatric) Patient Education

Patient Education

  • Rest is recommended
    • Strenuous physical activities (eg running) should be avoided until complete recovery
  • Patients are advised not to go to work or school and to avoid crowded places to reduce transmission
  • Wear mask in public areas
  • Cover nose/mouth when coughing or sneezing
  • Frequent hand washing
  • Adequate fluid intake is necessary to prevent dehydration
  • Adequate nutrition will assist in recovery
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