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Send to school or not?

My son has a little bit of a cough. He has no fever and no complaints about anything else. My first instinct is to keep him home, but DH thinks he should go to school. What is your opinion?


Asked by Anonymous at 7:33 AM on Oct. 7, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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Answers (6)
  • send him to school...just cause its a cough doesnt always mean hes coming down witha cold...sometimes when the air gets colder it makes me cough...also dust or such could make him cough...if he has a runny nose or other symptoms then yes keep him home.

    Answer by blueeyedgrl2377 at 7:35 AM on Oct. 7, 2009

  • I agree with above.Do you have any cough medicine you can give him?My little girl coughed so much in kindergarden and I would give her cough medicine.I read in the Bible Cures book to give Vit C for cough/allergies and started her on that and she hasn't had a cough or cold or allergies I give her the Vit C 500mg with Bioflavanoids chewables from GNC.If he has alot of drainage get a netti pot-this works for my daughter when she got stuffed up with drainage but she doesn't have that now with taking her C's.I give my son Vit C too and he has never been sick and he is 3.

    Answer by shannon2206 at 7:55 AM on Oct. 7, 2009

  • Unless my kids have a fever, are throwing up or are coughing uncontrollably they go to school. If I kept them home every time they had a sniffle or cough they would flunk every grade because they would miss too many days.
    I just give them some cough medicine and off they go. Last year they all nearly had perfect attendance. They weren't really sick the entire year. My son missed 2 days because it was too cold and I refused to send them (windchill was -35F). My 6yo only missed those 2 days plus a few for medical visits (she was being tested for seizures and a heart murmur).

    Answer by justanotherjen at 7:59 AM on Oct. 7, 2009

  • Go to school

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 8:41 AM on Oct. 7, 2009

  • go to school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Answer by mommymeg03 at 9:10 AM on Oct. 7, 2009

  • Ours goes to school unless he has a fever, is throwing up, has diarrhea, or has something contagious (like pink eye or strep).

    Answer by trebelcleff at 9:55 AM on Oct. 7, 2009