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Common Cold vs. the Flu


In Atlanta, Influenza (the Flu) typically hits in January or February, though increased Flu activity can happen anytime between September and March.  Here are some tips to help you determine if your child has the Flu vs. a regular cold.


Both colds and Flu are caused by viruses.  In general, viral illnesses are less serious than bacterial ones and we don’t have many specific medicines to treat viruses (antibiotics help fight bacteria, but not viruses).  Flu is caused by the Influenza virus; colds are caused by a variety of viruses, including RSV (Respiratory Syncitial Virus).  In addition, some people use “stomach Flu” to describe vomiting and diarrhea illnesses due to viruses, principally Rotavirus.


Children can have fevers with both colds and the Flu, though the fevers tend to be higher and last longer with Flu.  Cough and runny nose occur with both.  Generally, children with the Flu are sicker with muscle aches and fatigue.  Infants and young children will be fussy and not eat well.


The key to managing Flu is to keep your child comfortable.  While we are happy to see your child if you are worried, you can mange Flu at home if the temperature comes done with medicine, the child feels somewhat better when the temperature comes down and they are drinking enough to stay hydrated.


Treatment for colds is also based on your child’s comfort level.  Fever reducers should be used if the temperature causes fussiness or discomfort.  A cool-mist humidifier in the bedroom can help your child sleep better.  You can also use the suction bulb/Nose Frieda to remove the mucous in younger infants (putting in saline drops before suctioning can loosen the mucous).  For children 12 months and older you can use a spoonful of honey to help coat the throat and reduce irritation; cough drops or throat lozenges can be used if your child is old enough to avoid choking.  Over-the-counter cough and cold medicines should not be used at all for children under 2; we don’t recommend their use under age 6 due to ineffectiveness and the risk of side effects.



 Employee Spotlight


Rosha Jones

Licensed Practical Nurse

Rosha joined PPP 1/3/2018 as one of our advice nurses and a nurse on the hall..

Here are some fun facts about her:

Hometown: Louisville, KY
Hobbies: Shopping, making crafts
Favorite Food: Seafood
Family/Pets: Husband, 3 children and a new granddaughter!
Favorite holiday and why: Christmas- my first child was born on Christmas
3 words to describe you: Christian, Funny, Happy

Favorite Movie: Color Purple
What is the thing you enjoy the most about your job?: The Kids. 



Stacy Underwood

Service Representative

Stacy has been with Peachtree Park Pediatrics since July 2018.

Here are some fun facts about her:

Hometown: Springfield, OH
Family/Pets: Grown Children and her dog Tyson
Favorite Food: Mexican and Italian
Favorite Holiday: 
Christmas - spending time with family
3 Words to Describe You: Caring, Outgoing, Supportive and FUN!
Favorite Vacation Destination: Destin, FL
Favorite Movie: Fast & Furious movies
What do you enjoy most about your job?: Being able to be a team player and work in an office that is so supportive, not just with patients but with their employees!


"At Peachtree Park Pediatrics, we strive to deliver the finest scientific-based medical care to our infant, children and young adult patients in a warm, family-friendly environment. We are dedicated to establishing close relationships with our patients and their families in order to provide comprehensive care"



Peachtree Park Pediatrics

Peachtree Park Pediatrics
3193 Howell Mill Rd NW Suite 250 Atlanta,
Georgia, 30327