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Helpful Tips for Handling A Sick Day

You just know when your child isn't feeling well, but how can you know when coughs and sniffles mean it's time to keep your child home from school? Or when to call the doctor? Since school-aged children get up to 10 colds a year, it can be a puzzle for many parents.

That's why the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) and Triaminic® have partnered to create "Sick Day Guidelines: Making the Right Call When Your Child Has a Cold." Some 22 million school days are missed each year in the U.S. due to colds, which are also the leading cause of doctor visits and missed school and work days.

As a parent myself of school aged children, I often ask myself if I should keep them home or send them to school. Well Triaminic has placed some great tips on their site that may help you determine this question.

Consider keeping your child home if he or she:

  • Has a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher
  • Has been vomiting
  • Has symptoms that prevent him or her from participating in school, such as:
  • Excessive tiredness or lack of appetite
  • Productive coughing, sneezing
  • Headache, body aches, earache
  • Sore throat*

*A minor sore throat is usually not a problem, but a severe sore throat could be strep throat even if there is no fever. Other symptoms of strep throat in children are headache and stomach upset. Contact your pediatrician as your child needs a special test to determine if it is strep throat.

Keep your child home until his or her fever has been gone for 24 hours without medication. Colds can be contagious for at least 48 hours. Returning to school too soon may slow the recovery process and can unnecessarily expose others to illness.

Please note, these tips should not take the place of medical advice from a doctor or pediatrician. Parents should also be aware of guidelines specific to their child's school

For other great tips like these above, visit the Triaminic site. While there, don't forget to download your printable coupon

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2 Comments --- Post Comment:

  1. Maggie brown said...

    It's hard to deal with these flus and colds sometimes, and usually the kids pass it onto US! To avoid getting sick, try this mom-invented and safe program for teaching kids to both avoid AND not pass germs: Germy Wormy Germ Awareness for Germ Transportation Vehicles ages 2 –7. Since she learned it, my daughter and I no longer play the “pass the germs “ game.

    Give kids a PLACE to give their germs to – instead of you!

  2. Alyson said...

    You and I need to get together..your house of blue and my house of pink! lol Just stopping by to say hi!

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