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Do i keep my son home from school?

He had a fever last night, gone this morning but hehas a little cough and sore throat.

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:09 AM on Mar. 26, 2013 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • I would because he will probably do what my DS does and get another fever spike sometime during the school day.Hope he feel better.

    Answer by liss05 at 10:11 AM on Mar. 26, 2013

  • Yes

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 10:12 AM on Mar. 26, 2013

  • Definitely keep him home. I was always told 24 hours without a fever, and with the cough and sore throat he's probably contagious, as well as not feeling well enough to be there.

    Answer by ohwrite at 10:12 AM on Mar. 26, 2013

  • Thank you. I. Figured but I never really deal with sick kiddoos.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 10:13 AM on Mar. 26, 2013

  • Yes let him stay home to rest some more

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 10:14 AM on Mar. 26, 2013

  • Schools usually prefer that the fever be gone (without use of fever reducing medicine) for 24 hours before returning to school.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 10:21 AM on Mar. 26, 2013

  • I'd keep him home and give him some extra Tlc.

    Answer by PandaGwen at 10:24 AM on Mar. 26, 2013

  • Keep him home and give him some extra cuddling. It sounds like he'll be miserable in school anyway, and you might end up going to get him midday, along with the possibility that he could get other kids sick as well.

    Answer by Ballad at 11:40 AM on Mar. 26, 2013

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