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How Sick Is Too Sick To Go To School?

During the cold winter moths children sneeze and cough a lot, so it’s hard to know sometimes when to keep them home from school and when it’s ok to let them go.

As a general rule pediatricians recommend that if your child has fever, she should stay home.

“The most clear cut of all symptoms are fevers — if she has a fever, she stays home. A fever is any temperature of 100.4 Fahrenheit or greater. A child needs to be fever-free for a full 24-hours before she can return to school.”

Read more for other symptoms.

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