Friday, October 21, 2011

Strep Throat Is Still Among Us

Please be advised that we are continuing to see a great deal of Strep Throat in in our classrooms at this time.

If you child develops a fever or sore throat, DO NOT send your child to school and PLEASE follow up with your family physician immediately for treatment options.

Should a unknown rash develop please seek medical attention as strep w/rash is also known as “Scarlet Fever

***Symptoms of strep throat include fever, stomach pain, vomiting and red, swollen tonsils***

Now is the time to reinforce proper hand washing techniques at home with your children and remind them not put their fingers in their mouth, nose or eyes as they are the 3 ways by which viruses enter the body.

Wishing everyone a healthy day,

Nurse Donna