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|Illness||Symptoms||What to do|
Stay home, must be fever free for 24 hours before returning
If the child can’t do normal activities
|Vomiting||More than twice in 24 hours or if diarrhoea also|
Stay home until 24 hours after last vomit
|Diarrhoea||More than 3 stools in 24 hours|
Home until 24 hours after last bout
|Sore Throat||If not eating or fever|
Return as soon as well or 24 hours after starting antibiotic if prescribed
|Cold Symptoms||Stuffed or runny nose, sneezing, mild cough|
No need to stay home
|Cough||If the cough disrupts normal activity|
Return to school after the doctor has cleared child of serious illness e.g. shopping cough
If the child can’t do normal activities. If coughing a lot.
Needs to see the doctor or asthma nurse to review treatment.
|Conjunctivitis||With yellow or green pus (Red Eyes)|
May return 24 hours after treatment started
Some children have a fever, abdominal pain, sore throat, headache, or a vague sick feeling a day or two before the rash appears
Return when the blisters are all dry and crusted over
|Hand, foot and mouth disease||Not infectious once rash appears|
No need to stay home unless drooling
Patch of red, itchy skin. Blisters develop on this area, soon
forming crusty, yellow-brown sores
May return 24 hours after starting antibiotic medicine, 48 hours after starting antibiotic cream. Sores must be covered with dressing.
Ring Shaped or oval patch of scaly red skin
Return once started on treatment. Keep area covered.
Spread directly from head to head so short and tidy hair may help
They are a nuisance, not a reason to stay home.
Doctor or dentist
Back to school afterward unless
the dentist or doctor says stay at home.