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Too Sick to go to School?

Throwing up, diarrhea, anything requiring surgery – those are easy calls. But how bad does a runny nose or a cough need to be to warrant a sick day? Or a rash? Or lice? Most things, with the exception of lice (but not for the reason you think) aren’t...

Ringworm

Ringworm is not a worm. It’s a fungal (yeast) infection and presents as a rash that gradually spreads. The round rash with a raised, dry edge can be confused with some forms of eczema. Ringworm is also the same fungus known as athlete’s foot and jock itch. Typically, it...

Contagious diseases in your child’s backpack

Sometimes kids bring home more than their report card.

How To Tell If Your Child Is Sick

1 They must be able to tolerate a wide range of chemical substances in the environment - and some children develop an allergy. This primarily depends on the child's genes because allergies run in the family. 2 They are at risk for an infection when they become exposed to bacteria...

How to Manage A Fever

A fever, itself, is not harmful. What counts is the cause. You don't have to give your child anything for the fever just because it is there. A sick child's fever is usually highest from about 6 in the evening till 3 in the morning. If the fever is gone...

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