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Does my child with red eyes need to stay off school?

My daughter got red eyes several days ago. In these days, it get worse and her father said that the red eyes is invective. So he suggest that she will not go to school and stay at home until she gets better, can she?
01/19/2015

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  • elite_couture

    The cause of red eyes varies. However, the viral red eyes are contagious. So firstly, you need to make sure whether your child get viral red eyes or not. If the answer is yes, you'd better let your child stay off school. Viral red eye usually produces a watery mucous discharge and lasts from 1 to 2 weeks. Viruses can cause red eye, such as the familiar red eyes, sore throat, and runny nose of a common cold. It is quite contagious. Cloth handkerchiefs and towels should not be shared during this time. Hand washing also will help prevent the spread of this infection.
    03/04/2015
  • andrew

    It is not necessary to exclude a child from school or from childcare if they have invective red eyes, unless there is an outbreak of several cases. If an outbreak occurs, the school or childcare center should seek advice from the PHE or other health professional.
    01/19/2015
  • estranged_soul

    you do not need to stay away from work or school if you or your child has conjunctivitis, unless you are feeling particularly unwell. If there are a number of cases of conjunctivitis at one school or nursery, you may be advised to keep your child away from the school until their infection has cleared up.Generally, adults who work in close contact with others, or share equipment such as phones and computers, should not return to work until the discharge has cleared up.
    01/30/2015
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