Respiratory illnesses: Useful resources

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Did you know that most respiratory illness, including colds, influenza, RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) and COVID-19, can be managed at home without the need for prescription medications?

The Government of Ontario is sharing the following resources regarding respiratory illnesses:

Please consult the links below for more information:

Family Doctor Tips on Caring for Children with Respiratory Symptoms

Click here to read family doctors tips on how to decide when to seek care for a respiratory illness and how to support your child at home (source: Ontario College of Family Physicians).

If you have trouble obtaining pediatric acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil), it is possible to prepare appropriate doses for a child with adult tablets. Please consult your pharmacy or health professional at your next appointment.

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