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.

    Hand-foot-and-mouth disease may cause all of the following signs and symptoms or just some of them. They include:
    • Fever
    • 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:

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