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Coughs & Colds: When To Keep Kids Home

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Knowing when to keep your child home from school is one of the hardest things for parents to decide... for many reasons.
Air Date: 12/11/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: David Hill, MD
david hill 2013Dr. David Hill is Vice President of Cape Fear Pediatrics in Wilmington, NC and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at UNC Medical School. He serves on the executive committees of the North Carolina Pediatric Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics Council On Communications and the Media. In addition to writing a monthly column for Wilmington Parent Magazine, Dr. Hill writes and records for multiple websites including as Livestrong.com, eHow.com, and thedoctorsvideos.com. He has three children, ages 6, 9, and 11.
Coughs & Colds: When To Keep Kids Home
Your child will likely have more colds, or upper respiratory infections, than any other illness.

Some infections—especially an ear infection, strep throat, bronchitis, and sinusitis—may necessitate the administration of medication for a week after your child is well enough to return to school.

So... the questions remain.

When do you send them back to school?

When is a cough what keeps them home?

What about the sniffles, sneezing or a sore throat?

It's a fact: knowing when to keep your child home from school is one of the hardest things for parents to decide.

Fortunately, Dr. David Hill is here to help. In this segment, he offers the best advice on when to keep your child home from school, what meds to give (or not to give) and how to successfully get through this cold and flu season.

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