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Will my Child be Given Medicine if he is Diagnosed With the Flu?

Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician
January 3, 2019 . 1 min read

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends treatment with an anti-viral medication for the following groups of people:

Hospitalized patients

Children under the age of 2

People over the age of 65

Pregnant and postpartum women

People with certain chronic medical problems

If your child is over the age of 2 and contracts influenza, your pediatrician will determine the severity of illness and if medication is necessary. Of course, the best way to prevent the flu is with an annual influenza vaccine!

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