Dr. Allison Markowsky is a pediatric hospitalist with Children's National
Hospital. She is the medical director of the pediatric hospitalist program
at Mary Washington Healthcare.
Dr. Markowsky joined #insideMWHC to talk about cold and flu season and
how best to keep your family healthy this year.
If you are pressed for time, the following cues will help you quickly find
what you're looking for!
1:00 Best practices to manage your children's health during cold and
2:12 Who should get the flu shot?
3:30 Who can get RSV?
4:02 How to cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing
4:36 How to wash your child's hands
5:06 When to clean toys
5:47 Are hand sanitizers effective? Dangerous for kids?
6:45 Areas where kids are more susceptible to catch a virus
7:25 Keeping shopping carts clean
8:02 Is it cold or flu?
8:51 Bronchiolitis and RSV
9:10 Raspy coughs
9:43 Stomach flu
11:02 Home care tips for sick children
11:52 Taking your child's temperature
13:21 Acetaminophen and ibuprofen
14:28 ER vs urgent care vs pediatrician
15:07 Severe symptoms to look for
15:39 Reasons for hospital admittance
17:05 Nurse advice line (540.741.1000, 365 days a year, 6:00 a.m.–midnight)