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Most people recover from influenza within a week, but may be left feeling exhausted for as long as three to four weeks. Consult your physician in the event of more serious complications.
Signs you need to take your child to the hospital immediately
In children, emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include
What do I do if I or my child has H1N1?
If you live in areas where people have been identified with novel H1N1 flu and become ill with influenza-like symptoms, including fever, body aches, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, nausea, or vomiting or diarrhea, you should stay home and avoid contact with other people.
If you have severe illness or you are at high risk for flu complications, contact your health care provider or seek medical care. Your health care provider will determine whether flu testing or treatment is needed.
CDC recommends the use of oseltamivir or zanamivir for the treatment and/or prevention of infection with the flu virus.
Aside from antiviral medications your doctor may prescribe, it is important to get plenty of bed rest and stay hydrated.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”