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If my baby has a cold, how long should I keep him home from daycare?
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Dr. Michael Pascolini
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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Most children in daycare are susceptible to frequent infections because they seem to pass viruses to each other through contact.
It's probably best to keep them away if you think they have more serious symptoms like high fevers or a productive cough or they have a known bacterial infection. Once they have been treated by a pediatrician with antibiotic for a day or two, they should be ok.

In brief: Tough answer
Most children in daycare are susceptible to frequent infections because they seem to pass viruses to each other through contact.
It's probably best to keep them away if you think they have more serious symptoms like high fevers or a productive cough or they have a known bacterial infection. Once they have been treated by a pediatrician with antibiotic for a day or two, they should be ok.
Dr. Michael Pascolini
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In brief: Yes
You need to use your judgment here.
I generally recommend keeping your baby from daycare until fever free for 24 hours. If there is no fever then ask yourself this question: "would i want my baby at daycare if another parent sent her baby or child with these symptoms?" if your answer is "no" then keep your baby home.

In brief: Yes
You need to use your judgment here.
I generally recommend keeping your baby from daycare until fever free for 24 hours. If there is no fever then ask yourself this question: "would i want my baby at daycare if another parent sent her baby or child with these symptoms?" if your answer is "no" then keep your baby home.
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