Influenza can be easily treated. Two things are most important in these five to six days of treatment:
Plenty of rest
Increased fluid intake like hot water with honey and ginger, hot soup and green tea. Herbal teas and herbal drinks which are readily available in the market in the form of sachets and are also very beneficial. If your child does not like the original flavour, herbal drinks are also available in other flavours like chocolate.
Your doctor may treat your child symptomatically and prescribe him or her medications to relieve body pain and clear up nasal passages for easy breathing.
If you feel that your child’s condition is not improving, then you should consult your doctor again for a follow-up check-up. You should also immediately come to the 24/7 Emergency and Acute Care Service Line if your child is having one of the below problems:
Your child is turns blue or green
Your child is develops difficulty in breathing
Your child loses consciousness
Your child is not taking fluids at all
Your child’s fever goes up to 103 or 104 degrees Celsius
He or she seems to be a little delirious and is not making eye contact with you when being called upon