• WHEN SHOULD YOUR ASTHMATIC CHILD STAY HOME FROM SCHOOL?
    * The following are suggested guidelines and are not a substitute for following your own doctor’s instructions

    If your child has these symptoms:  
        1)
    a stuffy nose, but no wheezing or coughing   
        2)
    is able to do usual daily activities like dressing, eating, playing
        3)
    doesn’t require any extra effort to breathe
        4)
    has a little wheezing or coughing that goes away after taking medicine and symptoms don’t return within a half hour
        5)
    their peak flow meter score is in the green zone
    Then your child may be able to attend school.

    If your child has these symptoms:  
        1)
    a respiratory infection, indicated by a sore throat or swollen, painful neck glands
        2)
    a fever over 100’ F rectally and their face Is hot or flushed
        3) wheezing or coughing which continues or does not get better one hour after giving them medicine (or 5-10 minutes after using sprays)  
        4) their breathing is difficult  
       5) a peak flow meter reading is below 80 percent of their personal best and they’re not responding to medication treatment
        6) has had a sleepless night due to asthma symptoms and they have a low peak flow number
    Then your child should probably stay home from school.  
    It can be symptoms of a cold or flu or warning of an asthma flare-up. If symptoms persist, call your doctor’s office for their advice BEFORE the child needs an emergency room visit.  

     
     
     

    Helpful Information about Asthma:         http://kidshealth.org/PageManager.jsp?dn=CookChildrensHospital&lic=403&article_set=22388&ps=304&cat_id=20423

     

    If your child has Asthma, please let the school nurse and your child's teacher know.
     
     
     
Last Modified on May 24, 2019