Classrooms can be breeding grounds for many types of illnesses in children, especially those with younger kids who may forget to cover their mouths when they cough or wash their hands.
One of the most common things that keeps younger kids home from school is head lice. Doctors remind parents to tell kids not to share hair brushes.
Another common illnesses to watch out for is ringworm. It usually comes with a fever and is passed around through contact with someone who has it.
Pink eye is another common classroom illness passed through contact.
Strep throat is always very common during the school year. In fact, doctors are already seeing patients with strep at the beginning of this school year. Symptoms include a high fever, sore throat and headache.
Doctors are also still seeing hand, foot & mouth disease and a little bit of croup right now as well.
As always, they remind parents the importance of keeping your kids home if they are sick so they don’t continue spreading those germs to other kids in the classroom.