And about. Minister of Health of Ukraine Uliana Suprun provides advice to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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According to them, a cough or runny nose after an illness is not a hindrance to visiting kindergarten or school. But only if:
• The child was examined by a doctor and allowed to go to an educational institution.
• Temperature less than 38 ° C. It is important that the temperature should be normal by itself, and not decrease due to drugs.
• The child has a good mood, he is active, feels good, he will be able to cope with himself without the help of teachers or tutors.
In what cases can a child with a cough and runny nose be taken to school or kindergarten?
Suprun noted that with a runny nose and cough, it is not necessary to take a child to the garden or school during flu epidemics. At such a time, cough, runny nose, sore throat are a good reason to keep the child at home.
Ulyana Suprun “If there is one or more respiratory symptoms at the same time: sore throat, cough or runny nose and fever above 38, then you need to go to the doctor. If you think that the child is difficult to go to the hospital, consult with your doctor. If necessary, he may decide to make a home visit. ”
A child who has had a cold may be contagious for 2 weeks, despite the absence of cough or rhinitis. Also, a child who looks healthy and gets sick the next day can spread the disease.
Suprun notes that washing hands can prevent infections.
When it is not necessary to lead a child to kindergarten or school
1. When a child gets tired because of the disease, it requires sleep. He is in a bad mood, he often cries and is inactive. These symptoms may even be in the absence of respiratory symptoms.
2. During the acute phase of an infectious disease, when the temperature is above 38 and there are respiratory symptoms.
3. The child looks sick and has difficulty breathing. There is a rash on the body that spreads quickly.
When you should not take the child to kindergarten or school
To protect your child from the flu, you need to be vaccinated.
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