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If I think my child has the flu, when should I seek urgent medical care?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say you should seek urgent care for children in these circumstances: • Fast breathing or trouble breathing. • Bluish or gray skin color. • Not drinking enough fluids. • Severe or persistent vomiting. • Not waking up or not interacting. • Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held. • Flulike symptoms improve but then return with fever or worse cough.

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