Sometimes it can be difficult for a parent to decide whether to send children to school when they wake up with early symptoms of an illness or complaints that they do not feel well. However, there are some situations in which it is best to plan on keeping your child home for a day to rest or to arrange for an appointment with your healthcare provider. The following are a few such situations that warrant holding your child home:
It is better to let them stay home in bed with a fever and take their medications at home until they are fever free for 24 hours off all medicines and ready to participate and learn for a full day in the classroom. If after a prolonged illness, be sure to ask your provider when it is safe for your child to return to school, both for your child’s health and for the health of the rest of the school. Let’s have a healthy productive year!
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