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    99 fever and a little cough.. WWYD?

    Older DS had 99.8 fever and a little cough yesterday afternoon late and I kept him home from school today thinking his fever might spike or he might be hacking away. He has only 99 fever, a little cough every now and then, running around house, and seems fine.

    I kept him home today, and it seems like I could have sent him to schoool. Dang. He has no runny nose, no cold, fever isn't high, and he isn't that tired or lethargic that he wants to take a nap or even lay down. He is doing legos, computer, reading, etc...

    What's the rule here? Is 99 fever ok to go to school? Or keep him home to fever goes to 98.6? And what about the little cough? Keep him home or is a little cough nothing and just have hime dough into his inner elbor or in the inside of his shirt like they taught all the kids at school?

    I really don't want other kids to get sick but is the 99 fever and a little cough considered sick enough to stay home from school?
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    I would have kept him home. He may have something coming on that you can catch before it really hits him. If you can stop it from progressing I say do it.


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    IMHO a fever of 99.8 is still a fever, so I'd keep him home. He's likely contagious if he's coughing and has a fever.
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    When mine were younger, I would have kept them home with that temp but not in HS...glad he seems to be feeling fine
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    The reason I would keep him home is these are exactly the same symptoms my child had last year when she was diagnosed with swine flu. You would feel rotten if you sent him and then the entire class got sick (one mother sent her sone in and HALF of Elziabeth's class was out within 3 days)
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    Shawn had the exact same thing last Friday except for a cough he had a stuffy nose. I kept him home and I'm glad I did. By the afternoon his temp went up to 100. I would have felt bad sending him and exposing other children.
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    Ok, so his fever 99.8 yesterday afternoon in my book is close enough to 100 to feel bad and also to need to stay home because he could be sick and get others sick. But his fever mid am was just 99 and just the cough. So if his temp is 99 this afternoon and tonight and still couging a little (I am not talking hacking cough) would you send him tomorrow? I reall feel like he is fine, moving all over the house, running down the grocery store aisle, etc....
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    thanks I needed that! Of course I bet his fever will spike to 102 after I post this!
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    I would have done what you have done - kept him home. If the fever isn't gone by this evening, I would keep him home tomorrow too...
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