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What to do if you think your child has the flu

By: Claire McCarthy, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing We are in the thick of influenza season now, and so itís natural that if you hear your child start coughing, you wonder: could this be the flu? The flu is different from the common cold, but itís not always easy to tell them apart, especially at the beginning. The flu usually comes on suddenly, and its symptoms can include fever, runny nose, cough, sore…

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