A 28-year-old female asked:
When do i keep a child home from school for being sick ?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Faryal Ghaffaranswered
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Day care: If he/she has pink eye, vomiting, high fever, rash (needs to be checked out by physician as some rashes are not from infectious causes), severe diarrhea, not acting playful.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
If your child is sick, is it best to keep them home from school?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Melissa Gowansanswered
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Generally yes: It kind of depends on what you mean by "sick". Active fever -yes! Vomiting, diarrhea -yes. Runny nose without other symptoms -no. Cough that has been there for a week -no. Tummy aches without fever,vomiting or diarrhea..only complained about in the morning before school - no. When in doubt, see your pediatrician for evaluation and advice.
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Last updated Mar 3, 2014
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