Being Safe Over the Holidays

The Langlade County Health Department wants you and family healthy and safe over the Holidays.

Keeping yourself and others healthy requires a person to stay home if not feeling well.  Below are some questions to ask yourself before going to work or sending your child to school.

  1. Do you have a fever? Stay home if fever 100 degrees F or higher as a fever is your body’s way of fighting off infection.
  2. Do you have a sore throat? Sore throat is very common with a cold, but can also indicate strep or start of the flu.
  3. Do you have a severe cough that “takes your breath away” or makes you “gag” or vomit? Or a cough that just won’t go away?  You may need to see a Provider for testing or treatment.
  4. Do you have an upset stomach, nausea, or diarrhea? Stay home if not feeling well. Diarrhea can be a cause for concern especially in younger children and be contagious to others.
  5. Do you or your child not feel well enough to participate in usually activities?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then you or your child should stay home until feeling better.  Fever should be gone for 24 hours without fever reducing medication, have no sore throat, persistent cough or stomach upset  symptoms.

Let’s stay healthy this Holiday season!

Further information can be found:

http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/communicable/influenza/ColdFluPertussis

 

 

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