Health Information
BREAKFAST-THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL: 

Most morning health room visits are for the chief complaints of head & stomachaches. With further investigation, a majority of these students have not eaten breakfast. Without fuel such as proteins and carbohydrates, their bodies are not able to function effectively for learning to take place.

If time is a factor in the morning, encourage your child to eat something even if it’s a
breakfast bar, muffin or a bagel on the run. You will find they will achieve better in
school. 

REMEMBER HEALTH & LEARNING GO HAND IN HAND!
 


IS IT A COLD OR THE FLU?


COLD:  
Fever.....rarely                                                              FLU:  Fever....high (102-104) lasts for 3-4 days
             Headache....rarely                                                                  Headache...very common
             General aches & pains...mild                                                 General aches & pains...usually, often severe
             Fatigue, weakness...mild                                                        Fatigue, weakness...can last up to 2-3 weeks
             Extreme exhaustion...never                                                    Extreme exhaustion...early on & common
             Stuffy nose...common                                                             Stuffy nose....sometimes        
             Sneezing....usually                                                                  Sneezing....sometimes
             Sore throat...common                                                             Sore throat...usually
             Cough...moderate hacking cough                                           Cough...can be severe dry cough
             Chest discomfort....mild                                                          Chest discomfort...common, can be severe
             Vomiting or diarrhea...never                                                    Vomiting or diarrhea....rarely
 
 FIGHT THE FLU:
  1. Vaccinate.  Doctors recommend everyone 6 months of age & older (especially those with high risk conditions) get the flu vaccine every year.

  2. Stop the spread of germs.

  3. Cough & sneeze into your sleeve. 

  4. Wash your hands often with soap & water. 

  5. Stay home when you are sick.  Do not return until you are fever free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications.

  6. Get plenty of rest. 

  7. Drink clear fluids. 

  8. Medications such as Tylenol or Motrin can help in reducing fever.
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