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Keeping Your Child Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

Dr. Allison Markowsky is a pediatric hospitalist with Children's National Hospital. She is the medical director of the pediatric hospitalist program at Stafford Hospital.

Dr. Markowsky joined #insideMWHC to talk about cold and flu season and how best to keep your family healthy.

Listen here:


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 flu season

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

10:22 Norovirus

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, 7:00 a.m.–midnight)

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