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My toddler was bitten on her face by another child at daycare. The bite broke the skin. Should i take her to the doctor?
A child in my daycare had mrsa, how long should we wait before letting her come back to join the daycare?
Finish treatment: Once antibiotics have been started, there is substantial evidence that the infection is no longer contagious; but just to be sure, it's best to wait until the course of antibiotics is completed and your doctor confirms that the infection is completely resolved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Being exposed to germs is healthy for one's immune system but one cannot argue that it is healthier for a child's emotional health to be at home with the mother. However, with the current child neglect epidemic going on where parents are putting their children at risk by refusing important vaccines, actually puts your child in outright danger. ...Read more
No: Sick children around other children = more sick children. No sugar coating it really - having lots of kids around each other means that germs are spread like wild fire. Keeping healthy and eating well with plenty of rest helps to some extent, but getting illness causing germs in an young child will equal more illness. No real way around that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Daycare is a great way to build up your child's immune system by exposing him to lots of different viruses. All kids get sick, but kids who go to daycare do tend to get more colds. But don't despair, good daycares are also a fun place to play, socialize with other kids, and enjoy toys you don't have at home. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Daycare: Both daycare and homecare can be great experiences for a child. Most important is that a child have a safe, comforting and stimulating environment where his or her needs are communicated and receive responses. Look for more adults to the number of children served so that each child can receive more individual time and attention. Look for age appropriate toys and books. ...Read more
Potentially: As long as we have international air travel and illegal immigration, we are exposed occasionally to vaccine preventable diseases. At the market, eating out, at school, they can bring it to your community and not have symptoms. Any unimmunized kid is at high risk to get and pass these diseases. I never let them in my practice for 30+ years and encourage parents to avoid them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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