Sniffles, Sneezes & Sick Days
She's got a tummy ache and wants to stay home from school. How do you know if she's sick enough to stay in bed instead of attending classes? A pediatrician offers some advice.
Dr Joel Steinberg, a pediatrician at Children's Medical Center Dallas, says following a few simple guidelines can help parents make the right decision about whether or not your child should stay home sick from school.
"Consider whether or not your child will be able to pay attention and function in class," says Dr Steinberg. "If her tummy ache -- or the medicine you gave her to ease the tummy ache -- will make attending class difficult or uncomfortable, then keep her home."
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