January 14, 2013, 8:00 am
The cold and flu season has officially arrived and this one is a doozy. Hospitals across the country are reporting widespread outbreaks and as of this writing, forty four states have been affected. This is also the time of year nasty stomach bugs hit kids. When children can’t keep down food or water, dehydration is a big concern. Dr. Ben Hoffman at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital reports seeing an uptick in the number of children being treated for dehydration.
To help parents caring for kids who've been hit with a nasty tummy bug, Dr. Hoffman has posted some helpful tips and tricks on the OHSU Doernbecher's Healthy Families blog. Here’s a hint: Don’t worry about making sure kids eat. When they feel crummy, fluids are THE most important thing.
Check it out and let us know what you think.