Fall Respiratory Illnesses: A Guide to Protect your Child

Get ready for the fall with our quick guide to keeping your child healthy and happy. From managing respiratory illnesses or allergies to flu prevention, we’ve got you covered.

Upper Respiratory Infections and Head Colds:

Colds and viruses can spread more easily in the fall when people spend more time indoors. Ensure your child knows the importance of good hand hygiene and covering their sneezes and coughs.


Ragweed, mold, and other fall allergens can lead to sneezing, runny noses, and itchy eyes. If your child has seasonal allergies, consult us for management options.

Asthma Exacerbations:

Fall allergens, changes in weather, and respiratory viruses can trigger asthma symptoms. If your child has asthma, now is the time to review their asthma action plan. Ensure they have their inhalers and medications on hand. Regular check-ins with our office can help keep your child’s asthma well-managed in the fall season.

Flu Season:

The flu viruses start circulating in the fall, but there’s a powerful defense – the flu shot! It’s the best way to protect your child from the dangerous symptoms. The vaccine is safe and effective, and it helps keep not only your child but also the community safe from the flu.

Join us for our Flu Vaccine Clinic at our Anderson location on Saturday, October 28th. Kids can come in costume and enjoy trick-or-treating while getting their vaccine.

Remember, prevention is key! Regular handwashing, flu vaccines, and maintaining asthma control can help keep your little ones healthy. If your child gets sick, we aim to offer convenient same-day, weekend, and evening appointments. Understand that high demand might limit same-day availability. Rest assured, your child’s health is our top priority, and our clinical team will work diligently to offer care guidance and schedule your child’s visit promptly.

Looking to book an appointment?

Our patient portal offers convenient self-scheduling options. If you don’t find the availability you need or would like to speak to a member of our team, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at (513) 232-8100.

Enjoy the beautiful fall season! If you have any specific concerns or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Anderson Hills Pediatrics. Your child’s health is our top priority!