Back to School Q&A

By Dr. Kelly Watson   1. When to keep your child home sick from school? Nobody wants their child to miss school.  However, keeping your child home when sick is important for the proper care of your child as well as for the prevention of spreading contagious illnesses to others.   Children should remain home from school when they have a fever, vomiting and/or diarrhea, weeping or open skin sores— especially if not able to be covered with a bandage— and rashes that are accompanied by fever or behavioral changes.   If your child is diagnosed with a contagious...

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