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Child Visits During Flu Season? Here’s How We Protect Your Child in the Office

There may be times during flu season when your child has an appointment to come in for a child doctor visit in Glendale and you’re concerned that coming in to the office will make matters worse. We are as concerned for your children’s health as you are, and take every precaution to ensure their well-being when they step inside our offices.

Especially during flu season, it is important to maintain regular check-ups and child doctor visits in Glendale. However, if you are unsure about whether or not it is the best time for your child to come in and see a Pediatrix doctor, give us a call. We are available to help you with this decision, and to reschedule if necessary.

Here are some health tips for you to think about now that flu season is back once again. These tips can protect your child both in the office and at home.

  • At Pediatrix, we practice good health etiquette and hygiene. Flu germs can be spread up to 6 feet when a person sneezes, so do like we do. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue and always throw the tissue away right after sneezing or coughing. Don’t hold on to the germs!
  • If we get sick, we stay home. That’s what you should be doing, too. When your children don’t feel well, don’t force them out the door to school. They’ll only end up in the nurses’ office anyway. Have them stay away from their friends and other siblings, too, when they feel like they’re catching a cold or the flu.
  • Become a handwashing expert. Good handwashing should be between 20-30 seconds long. Rub the fingers of your one hand into the soapy palm of your other hand and scrub for 30 seconds. Repeat for the other fingers.
  • Clean all surfaces that you touch. This includes phones, computers, door knobs, toys, hand rails, counters, tables and chairs. If you touch it, disinfect it regularly.
  • Know what flu symptoms in children are. Sudden fevers, chills, aches, and pains are all good indicators that the flu has arrived.
  • Get your children a flu vaccine. Even toddlers can benefit from a flu shot. While it may not be 100% effective against getting the flu, a flu vaccine will go a long way to ensuring that your children are as protected as they can be. Should they pick up the flu, it will be a lot shorter and milder than had they never gotten a flu shot.

Coming in for a child doctor visit in Glendale should put your mind at ease. We have your child’s best interests at heart, so make that call today if you must.

Posted in Blog on January 12th, 2016