Is my child too sick for school?
Fever. Cough. Flu… Children come down with illnesses big and small. Some are contagious, but some aren’t.
Children are bound to fall sick once they start school for various reasons.
Sometimes it can be difficult deciding whether to keep sick children at home or at school. Staying at home means more work when they go back to school. However, if they do go to school, chances are that they WILL infect their classmates! Their condition can also worsen as sick children do need their rest to recover faster.
When your child is fit to return to school
Generally, your child is fit to return to school once:
||Fit to return to school after:
||24 hours after ingesting antibiotics
||24 hours fever free without fever reducing medications
|Vomiting and diarrhoea
||24 hours symptom free
||once fever free and all rashes have dried up
||no new rash and all rashes have dried up
||1-2 days depending whether viral or bacterial
I understand that taking care of sick children at home will be an extra burden to parents. However, it is OUR RESPONSIBILITY to limit or stop the spread of a disease. After all, you wouldn’t want other children infecting your child right?
Follow Our Facebook page: