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    Should my child go to school if he has a cough and runny nose?

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    My child has symptoms of a cold but without a fever. Is it ok to send him to school or is it better for him to stay at home and rest?
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    Dr Pincus has been a paediatrician in Queensland since 1992 and is highly respected by both his colleagues and patients as a talented, attentive and … View Profile

    Children shouldn’t attend school if they are actively unwell, partly for their own sake, but also as they are an infection risk for their peers. Generally if they don’t have a fever and are active and eating they can attend school.

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