Is My Child Too Sick for School?
Which symptoms call for your kid to stay at home and which give him the all-clear
Good to go:
If your child is fever-free and isn't hacking up a storm, he's a go. After all, if children with snotty noses were excluded, schools would be empty!
Junior is staying home if he has a persistent, phlegmy cough and seems cranky or lethargic. He's also couch-bound if his cold symptoms are accompanied by a fever or wheezing.
All the above info is pediatrician-approved by: Tanya Remer Altmann, M.D., author of Mommy Calls; Laura Jana, M.D., a spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics and owner of the Primrose School of Legacy, an educational childcare center in Omaha, NE; and Lorry Glenn Rubin, M.D., chief of pediatric infectious diseases at Schneider Children's Hospital in New Hyde Park, NY.