Sunday, March 1, 2009

Sick Day Guidelines & Triaminic

My girls don't go to daycare, but my oldest now goes to preschool. When she isn't feeling well, I am never quite sure the rules for keeping her at home or not. Now, thanks to the people at Triaminic and the National Association of School Nurses (NASN), there some guidelines you can follow.

Parents know when their child is not feeling well, but these guidelines can help be a guide in helping make decisions such as whether to keep them home from school or to take them in to the doctor.

Here are just some of the guidelines for when you should keep your child home from school:

  • Has a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher
  • Has been vomiting
  • Has symptoms that prevent him or her from participating in school, such as:
    • Excessive tiredness or lack of appetite
    • Productive coughing, sneezing
    • Headache, body aches, earache
    • Sore throat

Medicine is not always the answer, but sometimes when my children have a cold, I will give them Triaminic thin strips so that they can feel a little better and get some rest. Every strip is a conveniently pre-measured dose of medicine that dissolves on the tongue. You don't have to worry about accurate dosing.

If you would like to check out Triaminic for your child, you can check out this coupon.

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shopannies said...

seems like that illness is making the circuit hope all gets well

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Lindsey said...

These are great tips, thanks for sharing. As a preschool teacher it's hard to get parents to follow these rules, I encourage it greatly! Thanks for stopping by my blog :) Camp out Friday's are always so much fun. The movie of choice was Cinderella! Have an awesome evening!

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