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How do you know when a child’s illness is in the contagious stage? I run a daycare and would like to take the right precautions at the right time when kids get sick. – Yvette
Most viral illnesses are contagious before a person has any symptoms. So an infected child can spread a virus before feeling sick. This makes it almost impossible to stop the spread of infections.
Some childhood rashes — such as hand, foot, and mouth disease, chickenpox, and ringworm — spread through skin-to-skin contact. So kids with a rash should avoid contact with others until the spots crust over.
The best way to fight germs and keep them from spreading is to make sure that kids (and adults!) wash their hands well and often, especially:
Also, teach the kids in your daycare to cover their coughs and sneezes. If they don’t have a tissue handy, they should cough or sneeze into an elbow, not their hands.
Washing your hands well and often is the best way to keep from getting sick. Here’s how to teach this all-important habit to your kids.
Germs are the microscopic bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa that can cause disease.
Bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa can cause disease. Here’s how to help protect your family from germs.
If someone gets mono, the virus stays in that person’s body for life. The virus may surface from time to time and possibly infect someone else. Here are the facts on how mono works.
Washing your hands is the best way to stop germs from spreading. Learn all about the best way to wash your hands in this article for kids.
Did you know that the most important thing you can do to keep from getting sick is to wash your hands? If you don’t wash your hands frequently, you can pick up germs from other sources and then infect yourself.
Find out what the experts have to say.
Germs are tiny organisms that can cause disease – and they’re so small that they can creep into your system without you noticing. Find out how to protect yourself.
Most kids battle diarrhea from time to time, so it’s importantÂ to know what to do to relieve and even prevent it.
Nearly everybody gets diarrhea every once in a while, and it’s usually caused by gastrointestinal infections. It’s nothing to be embarrassed about. Read this article to learn more.
You know they can hurt you, but what are these invisible creatures? Find out in this article for kids.
Immunizations protect kids from many dangerous diseases. Find out what vaccines your child needs to grow up healthy.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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