ld Top 5 Illnesses Why Children Miss School


  • The common cold - There are times you think that your children are always sick or that they seem to be getting sick more than normal but that doesn’t mean things aren’t as they should be. Children typically have anywhere from six to ten colds each year with more severe and long lasting symptoms than adults. Symptoms typically improve for your child within a week.
  • Ear infection - An inner ear infection is most common for children between the ages of 4 months and 5 years old. An ear infection is caused by bacteria or viruses. When these germs make their way to the inner ear it fills with fluid causing pressure which can hurt. They often clear up without antibiotics but it is still a good idea to check with your doctor, especially if they keep coming back.
  • Stomach flu - None of us like to get the stomach flu and it is the second most common childhood illness. It is always important to watch your children when they have the stomach flu for signs of dehydration.
  • Sore throat - Sore throats are often a sign of another illness and they usually go a way on their own. Some sore throats are a sign of strep throat, which are common in children between the ages of 5 and 15.
  • Pink eye - Pink eye is also known as conjunctivitis and is caused by viruses and bacteria. It is an inflammation of the clear membrane that covers the white part of the eye and lines the inner surface of the eyelids; it is considered highly contagious. Applying warm or cool compresses to they eyes may alleviate the symptoms such as itchiness.
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