Mommy Matters: Cold and Flu Season
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) —
We are in the middle of the cold and flu season, and those sniffles and coughing are getting passed from child to child in school.
Dr. Carlson, the medical director of St. John's Children's Hospital, said in addition to cold and flu, they are also seeing RSV.
This respiratory virus can be harmful to young babies and children with a weakened immune systems.
"For most children, RSV is just a bad cold, so they wouldn't need to seek medical care. if they develop hard breathng and difficulty eating and are active, then you should seek care," said Dr. Carlson.
Dr. Carlson said the viruses are out there in the community, so it's hard to avoid them.
His advice-- if someone is sick, avoid them. As well as don't send your child to school if he or she is sick.