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The Flu: A Guide for Parents

December 13, 2018

The Flu: A Guide for Parents

Please click on the links below for a PDF guide on the flu. 

English (PDF)

Spanish (PDF)

Symptoms of Influenza:

1.  Fever (not everyone will have a fever, but fever can be between 101-103 range)
2.  Cough
3.  Sore Throat
4.  Runny Nose / Stuffy Nose
5.  Body Aches
6.  Headache
7.  Chills
8.  Feeling Tired
9.  Nausea/Vomiting (seen with little kids)

Symptoms of Strep Throat

1.  Fever of 101.0
2.  Swollen Lymph Nodes
3.  Really little red spots on back of the roof of mouth
4,  Red/ Swollen Tonsils, with possible white patches
5.  Headache
6.  Stomachache / Occasional Vomiting

Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer, get enough sleep every night, drink plenty of fluids and eat a balanced diet, and exercise are ways to minimize your chances of getting Influenza. Staying home when you are actively sick helps prevent the spread of Influenza to others. Several of these things are shown to strength your immune system, so you can fight it off more effectively. It isn't too late to get a Flu Vaccine yet. Please contact your healthcare provider to receive the flu shot if you desire.

If you experience any illness during the school day, please report to the Health Office. If you experience any of these symptoms, please contact your healthcare provider for guidance.