Your child is sick, but is it a cold, the flu or just allergies? Redbook provides some advice on distinguishing among the three.
It may be a cold, if: your child is up and about, even if she has a runny nose, congestion, sneezing, a sore throat, and a cough.
It may be the flu if: your child has the chills, fatigue, muscle aches, and a fever. Also, if your child is grumpy.
It may be allergies if: your child feels itchy in her eyes, nose, or both, and has nasal congestion and sneezing, but never a fever.
***Note: these are guidelines; it’s best to see a doctor for a full diagnosis.
For more on how to treat them, see the full article here.