How to help your child during flu season

Learn about the ways to support your child through the flu season with Dr. Monica Josten, a Stanford trained pediatrician.


Monica Josten, MD


Approx. 30 minutes




Children's Health


Did you know that an average healthy toddler gets six viral infections per year? Kids who attend daycare get even more. This means that you will be dealing with quite a few infections over the course of the season, and the best thing that you can do for your loved ones is to understand how to ease their symptoms and provide comfort.

Learn about the ways to support your child through this flu season with Dr. Monica Schwarz Josten, a Stanford trained pediatrician. She covers “red flag” symptoms to help you determine when you should take your child to a doctor. Dr. Josten also provides guidance on ways to help your child recover from viral infections.

What you will learn

  • Common type of respiratory viruses

  • Red flag symptoms

  • Normal course of viral infections

  • Managing nasal congestion

  • Management of cough

  • Over the counter cough and cold medicine

  • Other ways to improve symptoms

  • Summary and references

Intended audience

Parents of infants (older than 3 months) and toddlers with no significant medical problems and who are "well-appearing".

Terms and conditions

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Disclaimer: All information contained in this course and its discussion was created for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your health care provider. Always seek the advice of your health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.