Welcome to The Tooth Fairy Club!

What a fun age: you go to first grade, start learning big things, get real homework, and teeth are falling out all over the place! As we all know, losing baby teeth is a normal part of life. Some kids look forward to it and others are afraid. Here are some tips and tricks forContinue reading “Welcome to The Tooth Fairy Club!”

Your Kid Has an Allergy: What the School Nurse Needs You to Know.

Your child has an allergy to something and you have to send them off to school. That can be scary for many parents but we’ve got your back here at school! Here is some information your school nurse wants you to know about having allergies at school. What is an anaphylactic allergy or anaphylaxis? AnaphylaxisContinue reading “Your Kid Has an Allergy: What the School Nurse Needs You to Know.”

Managing Colds and Viruses

*Sniff sniff…cough cough….* Get the tissues and the Vitamin C because it’s cold and flu season. It seems like it never ends with these kids – the snots and the coughing and the moaning. So what can we do about it? Should we send them to school? Should we send them to the school nurse?Continue reading “Managing Colds and Viruses”

Environmental Health and Your School: What You Need to Worry About (and What You Don’t). Part 1: Asbestos

We’ve all seen on the news lately about Philadelphia schools closing left and right over damaged asbestos and other possible toxins being found in the old buildings. There is a lot to be concerned about with this issue, but there are also some misconceptions. What are we to do if we are concerned about environmentalContinue reading “Environmental Health and Your School: What You Need to Worry About (and What You Don’t). Part 1: Asbestos”

Your Child is Starting Kindergarten, Here’s What the School Nurse Wants You to Know.

What a milestone you have reached in your child’s life! Starting kindergarten is exciting, scary, sometimes new to parents, always new to the kids. Often it’s a different school, different kids, and always a whole new schedule for them to learn. As the school nurse I wanted to share a bit of information for parentsContinue reading “Your Child is Starting Kindergarten, Here’s What the School Nurse Wants You to Know.”

What’s That Rash?

A question I’m asked frequently at school, “Nurse, what’s this rash from?” is honestly a tough one to answer. There are so many different kind of rashes, some are contagious, some are bug bites, and some are just random “nothing” rashes. I’ll tell you from the start, I have no idea what bug bit you.Continue reading “What’s That Rash?”

Is Your Kid Too Sick to Go to School?

“I’m siiiiick!” says your kid, first thing in the morning when it’s time to get ready for school. Now what? Do you call out of work and keep them home? Do you just send them in and hope for the best? When is your kid too sick to go to school? and why can’t theyContinue reading “Is Your Kid Too Sick to Go to School?”

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