Closeup photo of caring mother holding head on sick daughter forehead

The Flu: When To Go To Hospital

Flu season always takes a toll on our hospitals and emergency rooms this time of year, but many of us who rush there for treatment don’t really need to.  But let’s not take any chances, after all reports say this is going to be a rough season:  Read ”when’ (HERE).

Children should go to the ER with any of these symptoms:

* Fast breathing or trouble breathing

* Bluish skin color

* Not drinking enough fluids

* Not waking up or not interacting

* Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held

* Flu-like symptoms improve, but then return with fever and worse cough

* Fever with a rash

About Shellie Hart

Your workday host is a longtime Seattle Radio Midday Air-Personality. Shellie grew up in Burien and now lives in West Seattle. She’s the on-court Entertainment Emcee for our 2X WNBA Championship Team SEATTLE STORM. Shellie is also committed to Children’s Hospital with weekly participation in their CHILD LIFE Program, dedicating over a 100 hours of volunteer time annually. People ask all the time, “What’s your favorite part of the job?”, and my response is YOU! Sure I get to meet all kinds of famous people, but it’s engaging with the people and their Northwest families that makes me happy”