Story by: Norton Children’s on January 18, 2023
It’s cold and flu season, which means the return of pesky coughs, congested noses and fevers. While many children feel better within a few days, parents can be proactive before their child gets sick.
If your child has the flu, one of our pediatricians can help. Our pediatrician offices are located across Louisville, Kentucky and Southern Indiana.
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“The cold and flu are caused by respiratory viruses, which have to run their course and can’t be treated with antibiotics,” said Mark A. Brockman, Jr., M.D., pediatrician with Norton Children’s Medical Group – Shepherdsville. “However, making sure you have a few helpful items at home can potentially make your child more comfortable if they aren’t feeling well.”
It is important to note that flu antiviral medications such as Tamiflu are not available over the counter. If you believe your child is sick with the flu, consult your pediatrician. They will prescribe this medication if it is needed.