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When is your child too sick for school?

Posted on 18 February, 2015 at 7:39
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Children in child care or preschool have a higher chance of getting sick because they're around more children more often. To help decrease the chance of passing on colds and other viruses, parents with children who have a contagious illnesses should keep a sick child home. This, however, is sometimes more complicated than it sounds. By the time certain illnesses (such as virus-associated rashes) are diagnosed, a child may no longer be contagious and can usually return to child care or preschool right away.
Keep your child home  if he has any of the following:
• Fever, irritability, lethargy, persistent crying, or difficulty breathing. All of these can be signs of illness.
• An upper respiratory illness such as bronchitis or influenza. If your child has a fever, too, he should definitely stay home. The common cold, on the other hand, isn't reason enough to stay home.
• A gastrointestinal illness. A child with diarrhea that can't be contained by diapers or by using the toilet regularly should stay home until his condition improves. Also, children whose stools are bloody or have mucus in them should stay home; it could be the sign of a viral or bacterial infection. (Give your pediatrician a call!) A child who is vomiting persistently should also skip child care or preschool until he's better.
• A rash, though only if you're sure it's linked to an infection (many aren't). If your child's rash is not linked to a fever or other symptoms he can probably go to preschool or child care. What's more, if a rash is associated with an illness (usually a virus) rather than dry skin or a condition such as eczema, the peak of contagiousness has usually passed by the time the rash appears, and your child can go to preschool or child care.
Children with chicken pox can return to preschool or Child care on the sixth day after their rash appears, sooner if the sores have dried and crusted over. Children with impetigo (another contagious skin disease) can go back after 24 hours of antibiotics, and kids with scabies can return to preschool or child care after they've been treated. Children who get a rash from the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccination are not contagious.
Aside from keeping your child home when they are ill, good hygiene goes a long way toward preventing the spread of infection. Frequent, thorough hand washing is important for your child — and the child care or preschool's staff and the other children. This is especially important after changing diapers, blowing noses, cleaning up any bodily fluids (urine, stool, phlegm), and before preparing food.

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