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Can You Die From The Flu

Can You Die From The Flu? The flu affects the nose, throat and lungs and if left untreated, in rare cases can contribute to a flu related death.  The exact number of deaths in America are unknown but it is estimated that in the fall and winter of 2017, out of about 900,000 people hospitalized, [...]

By |May 31st, 2019|advice, flu|0 Comments

At What Temperature Does the Flu Virus Die

At What Temperature Does the Flu Virus Die? Extremely high or low temperatures do not kill virus but the flu virus is deactivated at temperatures ranging from 165 to 212 degrees. This is the boiling point of water. Viruses lack most of the basic structures and functions as well for them to be defined as [...]

By |May 6th, 2019|advice, flu|0 Comments

When Should You Go To The Hospital If You Have The Flu?

When Should You Go To The Hospital If You Have The Flu? The flu can sometimes evolve to a more life threatening condition like pneumonia or very rarely, lead to death. In other instances, it will go away by itself.  But sometimes the symptoms may not disappear by themselves and you may need to go [...]

By |May 1st, 2019|advice, flu|0 Comments

Why are Childhood Immunizations Important?

Why are Childhood Immunizations Important? As a new parent, it is easy to get overwhelmed by the immunizations that your child keeps receiving. The benefits of immunization include: Protecting your child from deadly diseases like polio and tetanus. When a child is immunized, they receive a dead or weakened version of the germ that causes [...]

By |February 27th, 2019|advice, children, flu|0 Comments

What Does an Allergic Reaction Look Like on a Child?

What Does an Allergic Reaction Look Like on a Child? Different allergies have different reactions in children. Some of these reactions can be very serious. In many children, the common allergy symptom is the allergy rhinitis. It causes a runny, stuffy and itchy nose. Children are at risk of two dangerous allergic reactions; anaphylaxis and [...]

By |February 25th, 2019|advice, children, flu|0 Comments

What is the Most Common Allergy in Children?

What Is the Most Common Allergy in Children? The occurrence of allergies on children is mostly for those children who are in families with a history of allergies. The most common allergy in children is food allergies especially allergic reactions to milk, milk products and eggs. Allergy symptoms include: Skin rashes or hives Breathing difficulties [...]

By |February 23rd, 2019|children, flu|0 Comments

What is the Purpose of a Vaccine?

What is the Purpose of a Vaccine? When it comes to provision of public health measures, the world is not only concerned with the provision of safe food, water and sanitation but also in vaccination. Since its discovery, vaccination has become an effective way to control infectious diseases that were previously responsible for the deaths [...]

By |February 21st, 2019|flu|0 Comments