Fall is here – and not only is it time for back-to-school and the holidays, but it’s also flu season! Huntington Health Physicians pediatrician John Rodarte, MD, recently shared important information about what to do when your child has the flu or is just not feeling well during this busy time of year.
In the article, Dr. Rodarte was asked when a child should stay home from school if they are sick: “That’s the golden question. If it’s a mild cough or cold, they probably don’t need to stay home if your child’s pretty comfortable. They should stay home if they’re having a fever. You want to be fever-free for at least 24 hours before going back. If they have vomiting and diarrhea, obviously you want them to stay home. If they’re just really not feeling well, exhausted, being in school is not going to be helpful anyway.”
To read the article, please click here: https://www.laparent.com/cold-and-flu-season-faq/
For more information about flu prevention and flu clinics, please click here: https://www.huntingtonhospital.org/Our-Services/Emergency-TRauma/Flu-Information.aspx