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Should sick children stay home from daycare?

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A child should temporarily be kept out of daycare for any of the following:

  • A fever above 101° F (checked orally) accompanied by behavior change or other symptoms (sore throat, rash, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.)
  • Diarrhea that can't be contained in a diaper or that makes a toilet-trained child incontinent
  • Vomiting more than two times in a 24-hour period

SOURCES:

Aseelah El-Amin, Atlanta. Ga.

Sheldon Berkowitz, MD, medical director, General Pediatrics Clinic, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Laurie Lee Richter, director, Kidopolis Child Development Center, Tulane University, New Orleans.

Caring for Our Children, 3 Edition, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2011. rd

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on December 05, 2017

SOURCES:

Aseelah El-Amin, Atlanta. Ga.

Sheldon Berkowitz, MD, medical director, General Pediatrics Clinic, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Laurie Lee Richter, director, Kidopolis Child Development Center, Tulane University, New Orleans.

Caring for Our Children, 3 Edition, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2011. rd

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on December 05, 2017

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