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Doctor insights on: When Can You Go Back To School After Measles

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Measles (Definition)

Measles (rubeola) is formerly common childhood viral infection that causes a fever with cough, runny nose, red eyes and a characteristic red rash. (cough, coryza and conjunctivitis). Rare complications include pneumonia and encephalitis. The ...Read more


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How long will it be before i return to school from ACL surgery? Can i go back a week later?

How long will it be before i return to school from ACL surgery? Can i go back a week later?

Acl: Most patients take a couple days of school off. Like everything recovery and return to school is a spectrum for each patient. U should be fine if u took a week off and could go back earlier if u felt like it. ...Read more

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Not sure as a baby but I know I got an MMR shot in school. Am I protected as an adult from measle outbreak? Born in 82 shot was early 90's.

Not sure as a baby but I know I got an MMR shot in school. Am I protected as an adult from measle outbreak? Born in 82 shot was early 90's.

Maybe: We started giving a second dose of the MMR in the early 90's and that one was usually given as early as 4 yo and for many in school whose parents wanted them covered.If you've had any kids, your OB may have verified your measles immunity as part of their routine blood work.You might be able to check and see. ...Read more

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My son has diphtheria, how long until he can return to school?

My son has diphtheria, how long until he can return to school?

Finish RX & neg test: Patients with pharyngeal diphtheria are considered potentially contageous untill they have finished their antibiotic rx and had 2 negative cultures at least 24hrs apart. ...Read more

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How long does it take to return to school after a devastating breakup?

Breakup: Depends on how long you've known the person, if breakup was mutual, what things worry you, and how active you are socially, as well as your support system. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i get a root canal, will i be able to return to school the next day?

Can you tell me if i get a root canal, will i be able to return to school the next day?

Of course: There is no reason why you should not be able to resume your normal daily activities next day after the root canal procedure. ...Read more

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When can a child return to school if she has been treated for pinworms?

When can a child return to school if she has been treated for pinworms?

Immediately: Children do not need to be kept out of school for pinworms. They are almost ubiquitous in preschool and daycare children and only need treated if they are causing symptoms. Most children who have them do not have symptoms and they and their families are not aware they are there. See http://www.Cdc.Gov/parasites/pinworm. ...Read more

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How long before returning to school? I am currrently looking into having a nose sugery. I was wondering how long will I have to stay home after having it done. When will i be able to return to school?

How long before returning to school? I am currrently looking into having a nose sugery. I was wondering how long will I have to stay home after having it done. When will i be able to return to school?

Usually : Usually you will have an external splint on your nose afterwards which is removed at one week. I typically tell patients that this is when they will be "ready for public viewing" in terms of swelling and bruising. There will still be some swelling that masks the final result but if anything the nose should look somewhere between where it started and where you want it to end up. Most of the issues (bumps, tip size) should be slightly to moderately improved at this point but still look fairly natural. The nose will continue to improve in appearance for up to a year, so patience is definitely required before assessing the "final" result. ...Read more

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