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Family doctor tips on caring for children with respiratory symptoms

Most respiratory illness in children, including colds, influenza, RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) and COVID-19 can be managed at home without the need for prescription medications. However, in some cases,  it is important to seek medical care.

Family doctors share tips on how to decide when to seek care for a respiratory illness and how to support your child at home.

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The OCFP thanks Dr. Kate Miller and Norfolk Family Medical for the blog post which inspired this information.