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Swine flu

When would u take ur child to the dr to get tested? My son woke up with a sore throat and back ache. I know the school called and said stay home if u r sick. Should I bring him back home first day sick?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:44 AM on Apr. 29, 2009 in Teens (13-17)

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  • the www.CDC.gov/swineflu/index.htm has info
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:46 AM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • If he has a fever keep him home. PLEASE.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:47 AM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • You could wait it out, see if it gets worse, but I always say "Better safe than sorry".
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:49 AM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • I wouldn't send him to school but it's very important that you get him to a doctor in order to get checked out. You don't want the infection to spread in his body and cause more problems. This flu has been known to be fatal without proper medical attention.

    Call his doctor and ask for an expert opinion.

    Have him wear a mask when or if you leave the home to avoid infecting others. Keep him washing his hands often, as well as you.
    Empress_Emily

    Answer by Empress_Emily at 3:43 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

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