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Child diseases and conditions





Influenza is also commonly called flu.
It starts as a heavy cold, with fever and cough.
There is headache and bodyache and extreme weakness and malaise.
It spreads rapidly from one person to the other.
The incubation period is only 1 to 2 days.
The management consists of bed rest, general management for fever with aspirin, and for cough with steam inhalations or a cough linctus.
There is a variety of vaporubs which, when rubbed on the chest and neck, also seem to give relief.
There is no specific treatment.


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