Presently we are seeing children with strep throat, mononucleosis, adenovirus, rhinovirus and minimal influenza. All of these cause severe runny nose, cough, congestion and usually your child will resolve them on their own. If there is a severe painful throat and fever, please let us know as will check for strep throat. If your child is wheezing, breathing heavily, vomiting, not drinking or listless, please call for an appointment. We do not routinely use tamiflu for influenza in children who are not hospitalized. The side effects are much worse than the benefit.