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If your child is sick, how many days should you make them stay home from school so they don't infect other children?
Varies: The time at home,if any, depends on the specific disease. ...Read more
What other symptoms?: If you have a minimal temp elevation (less than 100.5), are not coughing, sneezing, having vomiting or diarrhea, or otherwise putting out secretions which carry the virus it is reasonably safe for you to go to school with small risk of infecting other students, but avoid touching people, kissing, or other intimate activities. Use common sense both for you and your classmates. ...Read more
It depends: This depends on the type of cancer, the type of treatments, and the side effects of the therapy. Some are out of school using a homebound schooling program for months to years. Others hardly miss a day. It can also depend on the school district, the academic needs of the teenager, and the ability of the teenager to cope with the illness in general. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptomatic relief: only. Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * Add honey & a small amt. of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. If you stay home from school - it may help prevent spreading it ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Only if one is: So debiliated that they can not function or if suicidal / homicidal. ...Read more
Varies: Usually about 1 week. As long as your child is drinking comfortably and is not requiring medication for fever or pain it is likely time. Also the scar tissue should have separated and by that time you will know whether or not there are bleeding complications. All the best for a speedy recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: This is hard to pass to others. It requires direct contact with the site or spores from the lesions.Scalp infections can be passed through shared grooming tools. Cover the site(s) if you wish, but this is no reason to avoid school. ...Read more
How long is recovery for tympanoplasty surgery? How long does child need to stay home from school?
TYMPANOPLASTY: Post op does not take a long time. Maybe 1-2 weeks ? Pls ask ent. Tube remains longer. ...Read more
Until better: That depends on the child and the response to the illness. Typically one should be home three days. Stay home one day longer after fever breaks. The child should feel well enough to go back to school. It s not ever surprising to me if someone is out a whole week with the flu...Time to heal and fully recover. ...Read more
Hi. I pulled a muscle in my back while deadlifting and powercleaning. I'm in so much pain I had to stay home from school today. What can I do to ease ?
Acute Muscle Strain: You pulled back muscle while dead lifting . Rest in bed ,not in chair, with intermittent,standing and walking can help. While in bed on back lay on back,pillows under,knees. Taking,Aleeve,Motrin if you are not allergic to them,post meals,can help.Cannot dose ,not knowing details. Stretching exc,bringing,knee to chest whilel laying on back,breathing out while bringing knees to chest. Gradual wt.tra ...Read more
Asthma patient with bronchitis symptoms. Is bronchitis contagious, and would you assume it best for me to stay home from school?
Depends: Assuming that your asthma is under control but you still cough, then the cause for the bronchitis is likely from a viral or bacterial infection. Bacterial infection is usually not contagious unless you have whooping cough. Viral infection often does however since a cough often travels from 0 to 60 faster than your souped-up mustang. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Until it is gone: Pink eye, or epidemic keratoconjunctivitis, is the most contagious condition known. It is casued by the cold virus, and as you may know, once one person gets a cold, everyone with close contact will get it also. Similarly, as long as you have symptoms of pink eye (red, irritated, with tearing) you are contagious and can easily pass it along. Wait until all symptoms are gone before going back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so antibiotic eye drops are usually not effective. Viral conjunctivitis tends to run it's course in 7-10 days. It can be very contagious, spreading from one eye to the other or to other people. Hand washing is essential. To be certain it is not a more serious bacterial or fungal infection, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
School rules!?: Depends on school rules. Some make you stay home until you've taken antibiotics for at least 1 day. Doesn't make sense since most pink eye is caused by viruses, which antibiotics don't treat. But school rules are rules. Otherwise, you can go to school. You're contagious as long as your eyes are goopy or you cough/sneeze. Be nice. Cover your mouth/nose. Wash hands. A lot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Child having tympanoplsty with inscion above the ear and in ear canal. How long should she stay home from school ?
Best answer by doc: The person who did the procedure is in the best position to provide this answer. My general guide: if they can sit still for an hour or two of tv and pay attention through that time frame they can benefit from class time. The surgeon may have some specific precautions s/he wants followed.Call in and see what they are. ...Read more
No.: But start drinking more fluids, avoid exertion, avoid extracurricular activities next few days. If sore throat gets worse and you develop cough , congestion, fever then see your doctor. Most sore throats are of viral etiology and self limited , they get better without any medication .Take it easy and watch. ...Read more