NEWS FROM THE NURSE
April 11, 2017
I'm still seeing a few students with the headaches, sore throats and cough or congestion. Students tend to be out 2-5 days. Some are coming back to school, only to go home again from fatigue and cough or congestion. The stomach flu continues but not as bad as it was. It seems to hit them hard and fast. From what I've heard, it last 24 to 48 hours.
A student in a 3rd grade and one in Junior High has scabies. Immediate action was taken to eliminate the problem. The classroom/s were cleaned according to the recommendations of the CDC.
We would like you to be aware of this, in case you notice possible signs of this rash on your child. Itching will be the most evident.
Cause: A tiny mite which burrows under the skin.
Signs: Itching and rashes most likely between the fingers, around the wrists, elbows, waistline, abdomen and chest and anywhere on the body.
How is it spread? Person to person, by close contact, with skin or clothing from someone with scabies.
How long after contact might we see the symptoms? Four day to three to six weeks, if at all
When can my child return to school? 24 hours after treatment from your doctor, has started.
If you are concerned that your child or someone else in the family has this condition, please see your family doctor so that a diagnosis can be made and treatment can be given. If one person in a family has scabies, it is recommended that all family members be treated. Please discuss this with your family doctor. For more information, visit,http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/scabies.
The health of our students is our foremost concern. Please call with any questions you may have.
Parents did an amazing job dealing with the lice situation we had. I'm totally impressed and amazed. I know the nit-picking is the worst. Here is an idea that helps a little. After you've treated your child's hair with whatever lice treatment you use, rinse with half water/half vinegar. (That helps release the cement from the nits) Dry hair and pick as many nits as you see. Then use a flat iron on the child's head. This is the one thing that we've found burns those pesky eggs, dead. They've also found that the solution used to dye hair, kills them. But that could be a little drastic. Another mom gave me the name of Lice Shield. It's a preventative spray that you leave in the hair that repels lice. Smells like citrus. You can get it at Crivitz Pharmacy or on Amazon.
The main thing, after you are cleared for school, is to keep checking, do the 2nd treatment and keep using the flat iron. Remember....if one nit/egg hatches, you have 7 new lice, making a new home in your hair.
We are all going to be sooooo glad for Easter Break. I hope the weather is good and everyone can get healthy and ready for the last little bit of this years school year. Can't believe it's almost over. :-)
Noreen Krisher RN, BSN
Wausaukee School Nurse
715-856-5152 Ext 258
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