Skip the Classroom If...
Dr. Wayne Yankus, a pediatrician in Ridgewood, New Jersey, says these five symptoms should always keep a child home from school:
- a temperature of 100.6 or higher (Some schools and states suggest, or even require, lower temperatures.)
- a rash that hasn't been diagnosed
- an open weeping wound, which is a wound that “weeps” clear fluid and can be infectious
Dr. Wu adds strep throat and pink eye to the list.