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When NOT to send your child to school. Little boy with hat and backpack waves goodbye

When Not to Send Your Child to School

George Dalzell, LCSW

Before sending your ill child to school, consider the seriousness of the symptoms and the underlying causes. See if other students can catch the sickness as well. Keep your sick youngster at home until the contagious time has passed if at all possible. The first thing to ask yourself as a parent or caregiver is what symptoms does he or she have, first and foremost?

  • Fevers
    • Fevers are a sign that the body is battling an infection. A person should stay at home for at least 24 hours after a fever of more than 100 degrees breaks. Find out more about how serious fevers are.
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea
    • Both of these symptoms are ways for your body to get rid of pathogens. In case your kid. Make sure your child gets plenty of liquids if they are experiencing diarrhea. Diarrhea sufferers should stay at home until their symptoms go away and their stool becomes solid.
  • Sore throat
    • If your child has a light cold and his or her sore throat is a sign of that cold, they can go to school. To resume school and other activities, however, wait at least 24 hours after starting antibiotics if the sore throat gets worse or if your child has been diagnosed with strep throat.
  • Cold and cough
    • A minor cold will not prevent your child from attending school, but a persistent cough and cold symptoms should keep your child at home. In addition to spreading the cold to other kids, your child’s symptoms could be an indication of something more serious.

Choosing to keep your child home from school is never an easy choice. Although you don’t want them to miss out on significant lessons, occasions, or peer interaction, keeping your child home from school to prevent others from getting sick is important. Keep your child home from school if they have an infectious condition, such as pink eye, the flu, chicken pox, or a rash, until your doctor gives the all-clear. Examine whether your youngster is sick enough to attend school and engage in the lessons. Recovery from most ailments depends on rest.

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