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  Marjorie Comer   November 30, 2016   Illness 0 Comments

Should you stay home from work or school?

13 symptoms of illness that you shouldn’t ignore

Stay home if you are feeling sick.

Children, teenagers and adults find that when they get sick, it’s hard to know whether to stay home to rest or continue with daily activities. Many people are concerned with calling into work or school for fear of missing out or using up too many sick days. However, for the safety of your classmates and co-workers, it’s important to recognize when you should stay home and not risk getting others sick.

If you have any of these 13 symptoms, don’t go to work or school:

  1. A fever within the past 24 hours.
  2. An unidentified rash, hives, any open sores or weeping wounds.
  3. A harsh cough.
  4. Excessive nasal discharge that is yellow or green.
  5. Lethargic behavior.
  6. Diarrhea or loose stools currently or within the previous 24 hours.
  7. Vomiting currently or within the previous 24 hours.
  8. Head lice, pinworms, ringworm, impetigo, pinkeye or a sty in your eye.
  9. Difficulty breathing through your nose or mouth.
  10. Dizziness or feeling faint.
  11. Diagnosis of a viral or bacterial infection.
  12. Chills and aches, which may be a sign of the flu.
  13. Drainage from your ears.

The quickest way to get back to your routine is to rest and seek the care of a physician. An urgent care or after-hours clinic is your best option to see a doctor quickly and feel better sooner! Visit one of Velocity Care Urgent Treatment Center’s locations in Little Rock or in Louisiana – Shreveport, Bossier City or Natchitoches.

Be prepared for the 2016-2017 flu season with Velocity Care's guide

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This site offers medical, health, fitness and nutritional information and is designed for educational purposes only. General information found on this website is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your health care professional.  If reading after hours, one option for treatment is to seek an urgent care or  walk-in clinic for medical advice. 

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