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When can your child go back to school after having a flu?

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The flu is very contagious, so it’s important to keep your child home if he starts feeling sick. Once his fever has been gone for at least 24 hours -- without him taking fever-reducing medication -- it’s safe to send him back to the classroom.

SOURCES:

CDC: “Cold versus Flu,” “Influenza Symptoms,” “Flu Symptoms & Complications,” “Children, the Flu, and the Flu Vaccine,” “Children and Flu Antiviral Drugs,” “Flu Treatment.”

Massachusetts Department of Public Health: “Cold vs. Flu: How to Tell the Difference.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Influenza (flu) in children.”

Mayo Clinic: “Dehydration.”

Nationwide Children’s Hospital: “Influenza.”

Seattle Children’s Hospital: “Influenza-Seasonal.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on November 12, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC: “Cold versus Flu,” “Influenza Symptoms,” “Flu Symptoms & Complications,” “Children, the Flu, and the Flu Vaccine,” “Children and Flu Antiviral Drugs,” “Flu Treatment.”

Massachusetts Department of Public Health: “Cold vs. Flu: How to Tell the Difference.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Influenza (flu) in children.”

Mayo Clinic: “Dehydration.”

Nationwide Children’s Hospital: “Influenza.”

Seattle Children’s Hospital: “Influenza-Seasonal.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on November 12, 2018

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