A child with the flu or another infectious disease needs medical attention from a skilled professional. Sidra Medicine’s Infectious Disease Division provides comprehensive and specialized medical care to infants, children, and young people ages 0 to 18 with acute and chronic infectious diseases. We are here to provide children with the compassionate care and reassurance they need when fighting off illness.
Get Your Kids to Talk about How They’re Doing
Not all children speak up about things going on with their bodies, which can make it easy for parents to overlook warning signs of infection. Find ways to encourage your child to tell you about how they’re feeling— ask them how they’re doing or what they did that day. The more your child tells us about what’s bothering them, the easier it is to pinpoint the cause of their illness and treat their symptoms. As experienced childcare professionals, we have experience talking to children and helping them open up.