Health Information


 

During their time at school, particularly the first few years, children will come into contact with various illnesses, some more serious than others, some that need time off school and some that don’t. Below is a guide from the Health Protection Agency of the length of time children should stay away from school for certain illnesses. Further information can be found on www.hpa.org.uk

Of course if you are unsure of anything with your child’s health then a visit to the doctor is advisable.

 

Illness

Recommended time away from school

Other Comments

Athletes Foot

None

Treatment is recommended

Chickenpox

Five days from onset of spots

Or when last spot has scabbed

Cold Sores

None

Are generally self-limiting

Conjuctivitis

None

Contagious

Diarrhoea and/or vomiting

48 hours after last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting

 

Flu

Until recovered

 

German Measles*

Six days from onset of rash

Preventable with MMR

Glandular Fever

None, assuming child feels well

 

Hand, Foot & Mouth

None

Assuming child feels well

Head lice

None

See link below for school info

Impetigo

Until lesions are scabbed and healed

Antibiotics usually help healing

Measles*

Four days from onset of rash

Preventable with MMR

Molluscum Contagiosum

None

Non contagious

Mumps*

5 days after onset of swelling

Preventable with MMR

Ringworm

None

Treatment required

Roseola (infantum)

None

None

Scabies

Child can return after first treatment

Household requires treatment

Scarlet Fever*

Child can return 24 hrs after antibiotic treatment starts, if feeling well enough

Antibiotic treatment recommended

Slapped Cheek (Parvovirus)

None

Can affect pregnant ladies – please see midwife

Shingles

Only if rash weeping and cannot be covered

Can cause chickenpox in those who are not immune

Threadworms

None

Treatment recommended for child and household

Tonsillitis

None, assuming child feels well

Antibiotics not always needed

Warts & Verrucas

None

Verrucas should be covered for swimming

Whooping Cough*

5 days from start of antibiotics or 21 days if no antibiotics used

Preventable by immunisation

 

*Notifiable disease     Correct as of April 2010

 

Parents guide to Head lice

 

 

Working alongside school, is Sue Wheeler our school nurse who is happy to talk to parents about any worries you may have ranging from bed-wetting to behaviour. If you would like Sue to give you a call, please see office staff who can arrange a referral. Please be reassured that any such referral will be made in the strictest confidence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 
 
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Tel - 01246 450601

 

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