Common Communicable Illness
Vomiting - 24 hrs without vomiting and fever free
Fever - 24 hrs fever free without medicine
Pink Eye/Conjunctivitis - Antibiotics for 24 hrs before returning to school
Strep Throat - Antibiotics for 24 hrs before returning to school
Impetigo - Antibiotics for 24 hrs before returning to school and lesions covered
Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease
Hand-foot-and-mouth disease (Mayo Clinic, 2017) — a mild, contagious viral infection common in young children — is characterized by sores in the mouth and a rash on the hands and feet. Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is most commonly caused by a coxsackievirus.
There's no specific treatment for hand-foot-and-mouth disease. Frequent hand-washing and avoiding close contact with people who are infected with hand-foot-and-mouth disease may help reduce your child's risk of infection.SymptomsHand-foot-and-mouth disease may cause all of the following signs and symptoms or just some of them. They include:
- Sore throat
- Feeling of being unwell (malaise)
- Painful, red, blister-like lesions on the tongue, gums and inside of the cheeks
- A red rash, without itching but sometimes with blistering, on the palms, soles and sometimes the buttocks
- Irritability in infants and toddlers
- Loss of appetite
The usual period from initial infection to the onset of signs and symptoms (incubation period) is three to six days. A fever is often the first sign of hand-foot-and-mouth disease, followed by a sore throat and sometimes a poor appetite and malaise.
One or two days after the fever begins, painful sores may develop in the front of the mouth or throat. A rash on the hands and feet and possibly on the buttocks can follow within one or two days.
Hand-foot-and-mouth disease - Symptoms and causes. (2017, July 26). Retrieved from Mayo Clinic website: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hand-foot-and-mouth-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20353035