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How sick is too sick to go to school?

Not what the school says...what you think.

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Asked by amber710 at 11:09 AM on Mar. 23, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • Fever, bad cough and things coming out of both ends. Not all of those together of course each symptom can be solo.

    Answer by oldermomof5 at 11:11 AM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • IMO------If your running a fever, there's something I'd say yes to that...and definitely if your throwing up. That's what my parents always said...if you aren't throwing up your well enough to go to
    Colds can last your not going to send your kid to school until thier better? NOT!!!! Just make sure they wash thier hands, blow thier noses, and use hand sanitizer.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:12 AM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • if my kids have a really bad cough (the hacking, barking, continous types) sinus problems that wont slow down with medicine to dry it up, fever, or throwing up or out hte other end they stay home. Luckily its rare any of these things happen. in total I think my 3 kids combined have missed 5 days of school this year, the youngest missed one day for a doctor vist, the other two have each missed 2 days for out of town doctor visits.

    With swine flu I was taking extra precautions so I watched my kids very carefully, luckily anytime they had problems we were on a break from school or it was the weekend and they were fine by monday.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:18 AM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • If ours feel rundown, running a fever, or their nose is running down their face and coughing a lot. I don't see any point in making the other kids sick, and making ours more miserable having to sit at school all day getting worse.

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 11:22 AM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • Don't send them until 24 hours after a fever has passed.

    Answer by BlooBird at 11:25 AM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • Fever, vomiting, diarrhea and lethargy. Any or all of those and they stay home. If we've been to the doctor and it's more than "just a cold" they stay home until they've had a full day's course of antibiotics (meaning two doses in one day.) We get a limited number of sick days and must use them judiciously.

    Kids should be washing their hands well and following other precautionary steps even when they feel fine. Often when we get sick we were walking around contagious but feeling peachy the day or so before. The strep-exposure in class wasn't because someone sent her child with fever and sore throat - it's because the day BEFORE the child woke up with fever and sore throat they were in school looking and feeling fine but germy. :)

    Answer by ldmrmom at 12:18 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • i think if my child feels rundown, then they should stay home and rest. if there is fever, vomiting or diarrhea i would have them stay home. if nose was running so badly that they couldn't read or write, i would have them stay home. i only have one inscholl now, and he hasn't missed a day yet...

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 1:43 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • fever, throwing up, runs, just plan does not feel good, some rashes also.

    Answer by IMAMOM2-2KIDS at 3:06 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • My 5 yr old son missed 2 days last week because he was coughing, fever, no energy, runny nose, congested wasn't going to send him if he didn't have the energy to learn and also make other kids sick.....He still coughs but not much, his nose runs but not as bad, so he is going this week, because he is smiling, running, jumping, he's feeling good enough to learn.
    If they have a fever something is going on and why send them if they feel like crap and can't focus on their work

    Answer by wheresthewayout at 11:43 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • Cough, sneezes, sniffles, runs.. vomitin.. fever

    Answer by sstepph at 11:51 AM on Sep. 15, 2010

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