Cold and Flu Season Can Be a Monster

Flu & Cold Season Can Be A Monster

Flu is prevalent in our community right now. Visit our Flu Resource Center to learn about flu prevention, signs and symptoms, and help us protect our patients, families and staff from RSV and the flu by following these visitation restrictions.

  • No visitors under the age of 12 are allowed in patient care areas.
  • Please do not visit patients if you are experiencing fever, vomiting, diarrhea or cold or flu-like symptoms.

When to Be Concerned

Often, we are asked by parents – “When do I know it’s time to bring my child into the emergency department for an evaluation?” Here’s a list of indicators telling you it may be time to do just that:

  • Any injury or trauma-related concern (i.e. a fall at the playground or a deep cut)
  • Dehydration - if your child has not urinated in a long time or has dry lips
  • Excessive tiredness - if your child is not active or interactive
  • Fever - if your child has had a fever for 24 to 48 hours that cannot be reduced with standard medication (i.e. Tylenol or Motrin)
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

Visit the following link for additional advice from our Children’s Emergency department, including what to bring and how to plan ahead.