Stop the continuous criticism to your teens. Highlight their qualities instead. ||By rising the temperature, the body can stop a virus's ability to grow. That's why we get fevers ||After the first hectic weeks, babies take longer naps at predictable times. And you'll become a much better time manager ||Plan for regular family meals. Enjoy being together as a family and give a chance for everyone to decompress from the day ||Set aside time to spend with each child individually, so they don't feel like they're competing for your attention ||Ask your baby's doctor about vitamin D supplements for the baby, especially if you're breast-feeding ||Only close friends and relatives should visit you during your first month at home. They should not visit if they are sick ||Exclusive breastfeeding for at least 6 months is the best prevention of food allergies ||Do not postpone your baby’s vaccines unless he is sick or feverish ||Always check the water temperature with your hand before bathing your baby. Be sure the room is comfortably warm, too ||
2009-2010 Influenza Season Triage Algorithm for Children (≤18 years) With Influenza-Like Illness
 

Child with all of the following present:

Fever or feels feverish (if no thermometer available).

Irritability or cough or vomiting.

Sore throat.
 
 
 
 

               Yes                                                                                                     No

Influenza like illness                                                                        Other Diagnoses

 
 
 

   IF                                                                                               IF not

Fast breathing
 
Dehydrated (no urine for 8 hours)
 
Lethargic

Has a chronic disease as:                            No

Severe or persistent vomiting                                                    

Asthma or any chronic chest disease
Irritability
Epilepsy
Flu like symptoms improved but returned or worsened in one or few days
Mental retardation
Haematological disease
Pain in chest
Heart, Renal, Hepatic disease
 
 
 
 
Should seek immediate medical care at:
Fever hospitals (El-Abbaseya, Embaba)

Call 105 (hotline of Ministry of health for Swine flu) for nearby private hospitals.

 
 

Child less than two years                

Ask for medical consultation as this age is at higher risk for influenza complications at:

Mychildguide centers (24/7, hotline 2356)

Private hospitals and clinics.

Public hospitals.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            

 
Child two or more years

This age is at lower risk for complications from influenza and may not require testing or treatment if their symptoms are mild. If having concerns about the child’s health, it is recommended to contact the child’s healthcare provider.

To help reducing spread of influenza to others, these patients should:

Keep away from others to a suitable distance (at least one meter)

Cover their coughs and sneezes.
Avoid sharing utensils.

Wash their hands frequently with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rubs.

Stay home (e.g., no school, child care, group activities) until 24 hours after their fever resolves without the use of antipyretics.

 
 

If patient lives with a person at higher risk for complications of influenza as:

Age <2 or age 65 or older.
Pregnant.
Or someone with:

Chronic chest disease (including asthma), cardiovascular (except isolated hypertension), renal, hepatic, hematological. Or metabolic disorders (including diabetes mellitus). Seizure disorders, or other neuromuscular disorders)

Immunosuppression
Child on chronic aspirin therapy

The higher risk contacts of these patients should be advised to contact their health care provider.

 
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