•  Too Sick for School?

    Send your child to school if...

    • They have a runny nose of just a little cough, but no other symptoms
    • They haven't taken fever reducing medicine for 24 hours, and haven't had a fever during that time
    • They haven't thrown up or had any diarrhea for 24 hours
    • They don't feel great, but have no other significant symptoms. They didn't sleep well, and are kind of tired.

    Keep your child home if...

    • They have a temperature greater than 100.4 F even after taking medicine.
    • They throw up two or more times in 24 hours.
    • They have diarrhea - three or more watery stools in 24 hours.
    • Their eyes are pink and crusty.
    • They have a persistent cough and/or green nasal discharge.
    • They have a diagnosed contagious illness.

    Call the doctor if...

    • They have a temperature greater than 100.4 F for more than two days.
    • They throw up or have diarrhea for more than two days.
    • They've had the sniffles for more than a week, and they aren't getting any better.
    • They still have asthma symptoms after using asthma medicine (and call 911 if they have trouble breathing using an inhaler).

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