How long should I stay home after being sick? Often, this question comes with an internal back and forth about whether you—or your children— should stay home or not. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, school nurses are advised to send children home that have a temperature of The same rule of thumb goes for adults too. A low-grade fever is any temperature above Pittman says low-grade fevers are a good thing, because your body is actively fighting an infection. The same recommendation goes for children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC recommends people with the flu to stay home until 24 hours after they are fever free without the use of a fever-reducing medication.
Tracking how many people have either illness can be difficult. Certainly, if you are a cancer patient, see your doctor even if you have minor symptoms. How long is someone infectious after a viral infection? More often, people describe the onset of the flu as if they were “hit by a truck.
With flu season approaching and cold season already well underway, how can you dodge viral infections or limit their spread to colleagues and loved ones? For tips, we again turned to Dr. He updated his advice from last year, took a strong stand on getting the flu vaccine and helped bust some common cold and flu myths, such as. It has more to do with being indoors, congregating in close proximity.