Flu season is just around the corner. Here are some guidelines for when to keep your children at home and when they can return to school.
KEEP YOUR CHILD AT HOME WHEN:
Child has a temperature of 100 degrees or higher
Child has diarrhea or vomiting
Child has a rash of unknown origin
Child has red, runny eyes or wakes up with eyes “glued” shut
Child complains of ear pain with or without fever
YOUR CHILD MAY RETURN TO SCHOOL WHEN:
Child is fever free for 24 hours without the use of Tylenol or Advil
Child is free of diarrhea and vomiting for 24 hours
You have consulted a physician for the appropriate therapy related to their illness
Your child has been on an antibiotic for 24 hours if they have any type of infection
Also, note that if the physician wants the child to take medicine at school, I must have an authorization form filled out by the doctor and parent stating how and when the medicine is to be given. All bottles must be properly labeled with the correct medication. Any over the counter medications kept in the clinic need a form filled out by the parents, but I do not need a doctor’s note for OTC medicines.