"Too Sick for School?"

Many children become ill during the winter months.  A child who is sick needs rest, plenty of fluids, and “tender loving care.”  Here are some “healthful” hints:

*A child who has fever with a temperature greater than 100 degrees (orally), has been vomiting, or has diarrhea should stay home for 24 hours AFTER the symptoms are gone.

 

Consider a medical evaluation for:

Fever that last 3 or more days

Drainage from the ear

Cough that continues for several days

Repeated episodes of diarrhea or vomiting

Rash

Itchy eyes with clear or cloudy drainage

Sore throat, with or without fever

“Cold” symptoms that last more than one week

*Children of all ages need 8-10 hours of sleep at night and good nutrition including adequate fluids (milk, juice, water).

 

ENJOY A HEALTHY, HAPPY SCHOOL YEAR!