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Cough Drops and Hard Candies



According to the American Association of pediatrics cough drops are not advised to use for children 9 and under due to choking possibilities. To keep Triton students safe, the nurse's office will be following this guideline. Please do not send cough drops or hard candies with your student if they are under 9 years old.

 
 
Pink Eye

Your child may return 24 hours after starting antibiotics and there is no pus-like drainage.

 
 
Head Lice

You will be notified of your child's live head lice. Your child may not return to school until proper treatment for live head lice is completed. It is the parent's responsibility to check/comb out nits each day. Upon arrival to school following treatment for live lice your child will be rechecked to make sure there are no live lice.

 

 
 
Too Sick for School?

Is my child sick or contagious?

Your child should not come to school and may be sent home if they have:

- Fever of 100.00 or more, the student needs to stay home for 24 hours after the temperature returns to normal, and be off Tylenol or Motrin.

- Vomiting or diarrhea, the student needs to stay home for 24 hours after the last episode

-An undiagnosed skin rash, the student needs to see a physician before admittance to school
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Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

Your child may return to school 24 hours after temperature returns to normal.

 
 
Ringworm

Student may return 24 hours after 1st treatment.

 
 
Strep Throat

Your child must be on antibiotics for at least 24 hours following diagnosis and prior to their return to school.

 
 
Common Cold

Symptoms of the common cold are a runny nose, sneezing, chills, tiredness, fever, muscle aches, sore throat, and a cough. A cold may also be called a viral cold or a respiratory infection. These symptoms may last 2-7 days.

The incubation period for the common cold is 1-3 days.

Exclude children from school until they are without a fever for 24 hours and well enough to participate in normal , daily activities. If your child has a fever in the morning, please dont give your child Tylenol and send them to school. The Tylenol will wear off and your child is still infectious to other people.





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Cold Sores

Cold sores (fever blisters)appear on the lips and face, less often in the mouth. Sores usually crust and heal within a few days. They may be confused with impetigo.

The incubation period is 2-12 days.

No exclusion from school is necessary for mild oral herpes in children who are in control of their mouth secretions. The virus is transmitted by direct contact with infected persons, a majority of whom may not have any apparent infections.




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Chicken Pox

The incubation period for chicken pox is 2-3 weeks. The initial symptoms are similar to a "cold" with runny nose, elevated temperature and general malaise. The rash starts out with a red spot that becomes raised and then progresses to a water blister which will open naturally and crust over before healing, if left alone. The rash itches and is usually the most uncomfortable part of the disease.

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