Both of my kids have influenza. We did the nasal swab today at the pediatrician's office. Our pediatrician recommended putting them on Tamiflu. It tastes really, really awful and has been hard to get them to swallow, but I am hopeful it will help. The girl in this picture doesn't begin to show the impact the taste has on kids. Our pediatrician said she diagnosed around 15 cases of the flu just today.
My boys have 103 degree temperatures. I thought I would mention this because our doctor said Tamiflu works best if it is started within 48 hours of the onset of the child's fever. I normally don't run the kids to the doctor the first day of an illness because I figure an ear infection usually take a few days. Going to the doctor for a virus is usually pointless because there isn't a whole lot anyone can do. I'm glad I didn't wait this time.
I hope your families stay healthy!