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For those of us with kids, it’s rare that a school year goes
by without a sick day. When you wake
them up for school, and they say they don’t feel well, how do you respond? Do you just let them sleep? Do you take them to the doctor? Is there a “right” way to react? It might seem like a simple decision, that if
your child doesn’t feel well, to let them stay home. But for working parents, it can be a struggle
to balance the day with a child at home.
More than that, they’re missing out on learning at school, and possibly
falling behind on homework.
While this does not include every reason to keep your child
home from school, it does cover actually four major symptoms to look out for
that will make this decision much easier.
If your child has any of these, it’s a good decision to let them stay
Fever – Any temperature that’s 100.4° or higher
is a fever, and it’s not a good idea for children to be at school with a
fever. Fevers are usually a sign of some
sort of infection, and it’s a good idea to wait until your child is free of a
fever for 24 hours before they return to school.
Vomiting or Diarrhea – This might be obvious,
but if your child can’t keep food down, or has diarrhea, it’s best that they
stay home that day. This also stops them
from spreading viruses to other children.
Again, if your child has been fine for 24 hours, it’s ok to send them
back to school.
Severe Pain – If your child has a minor ache or
mild pain, it’s ok to give them some medicine and send them to school. However, if your child is in pain that would
prevent them from participating in activities, or would leave them unable to
concentrate, it’s best to keep them home and call your doctor, or go to the
emergency room for severe pain.
Persistent Cough or Mild Wheezing – If your
child has a cough that won’t stop or is wheezing slightly, it’s best to keep
them home and call your doctor immediately for instructions.
If you are ever confused about whether your child is too
sick for school, it’s best to call your family doctor and schedule an
appointment. They’ll be able to answer
any other questions you might have.