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Wellness Tips

NUMBERS TO LIVE BY…

5 servings of fruits and vegetables

4 glasses of water

3 good laughs

2 hours or less screen time

1 hour of physical activity

+8-10 hours of sleep

 

INFLUENZA 

  • Influenza can be spread from coughing, sneezing, or by touching an object that has been coughed or sneezed on.
  • Symptoms usually appear 1 to 3 days after exposure.
  • Flu symptoms can include a sudden on set of headache, fever, chills, cough, sore throat and body aches. If your child comes down with the flu, PLEASE keep them home.
  • The usual treatment for the flu includes rest, liquids and over-the-counter medicine (e.g. acetaminophen [Tylenol]). Aspirin should not be given to children with influenza because of the possibility of causing a complication called Reye Syndrome. If your child does not respond to Tylenol to reduce fever, call your doctor.

You can do the following to help prevent the spread of flu (and germs):

  • Vaccinate against the flu yearly
  • Wash hands often
  • Cover or sneeze into bend of elbow instead of your hand
  • Do not touch your mouth, nose, or eyes (which is how germs get in)
  • Steer clear of people who are sick from the Flu
  • Stay home until symptom free or until your doctor clears your student to return to school.


For more information, visit FLU.gov.