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Symptoms of flu in children are mostly the same as in adults. These symptoms include: abrupt onset fever dizziness decreased appetite muscle or body aches weakness chest congestion cough chills and...
What are the symptoms of the flu in a child? The flu is a respiratory disease, but it can affect the whole body. A child can become suddenly ill with any or all of these symptoms: Fever, which may be as high as 103°F (39.4°C) to 105°F (40.5°C) Body aches, which may be severe Headache Sore throat Cough that gets worse Tiredness Runny or stuffy nose
- Sudden or excessive fatigue. Shorter days and reduced sunlight can make you feel tired. There’s a difference between being tired and experiencing extreme fatigue.
- Body aches and chills. Body aches and chills are also common flu symptoms. If you’re coming down with the flu virus, you may mistakenly blame body aches on something else, such as a recent workout.
- Cough. A persistent dry cough can indicate an early illness. It may be a warning sign of the flu. The flu virus can also cause a cough with wheezing and chest tightness.
- Sore throat. Flu-related coughing can quickly lead to a sore throat. Some viruses, including influenza, can actually cause a swollen throat without a cough.
Pittsburgh doc: We’re in for a rough flu season
Doctors are warning we’re in for a severe flu season this year and explained why more people — especially children — may be at risk. Friday is the first full day of fall and some doctors said they are already seeing an increase in flu cases.
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Children usually become suddenly ill with any or all of the following symptoms: Fever, which may be as high as 103° F (39.4° C) to 105° F (40.5° C) Muscle and joint aches and pains Not feeling well "all over" Headache Sore throat Runny or stuffy nose Worsening cough Nausea Vomiting Diarrhea Fatigue