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Home Care

Caring for a Sick Child

  • Check for fever (temperature over 100)
  • Provide plenty of rest and limit screen time
  • Hydrate (drink plenty of clear fluids - water, Gatorade, broth, Jello, popsicle
  • Give plenty of Tender Loving Care

When to call the Doctor

  • difficulty/trouble breathing
  • persistent cough
  • fever, chills, weakness
  • excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • if your child doesn't seem themselves

Tips to Keep your Child Healthy:

  • wash hands WITH SOAP AND WATER frequently; keep hand sanitizer in the car and places where soap and water is not available
  • serve a balanced diet of fruits and vegetables - limit junk food, sweets and soda
  • keep child's environment tobacco free
  • keep immunizations up to date

Visit Nemours Page for home care on specific illnesses. You will also find copies of the care sheets that get sent home with students when they visit the nurse.