Influenza: Prevention and Complications

Prevention Tips

  • Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently with soap.
  • Never share articles.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Use saltwater drops (saline) to treat a stuffy nose.
  • Regularly clean surfaces in the bathroom and the kitchen.         

Watch Out

  • Skin color appears bluish or grey.
  • If a seizure occurs.
  • Difficulty in breathing and doesn’t improve even after nasal suctioning and cleaning.

When to See Doctor

  • If the child has trouble feeding or is not drinking enough fluids.
  • If the child is severely irritable.
  • If the child has fast and noisy breathing.
  • Have blue lips.

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