It is sometimes quite difficult to know if a mildly ill child should be kept home from school or when a recovering child should be sent back. The decision is made more difficult when alternate child-care arrangements have to be made, or when a parent must stay home from work to care for the child. This article will outline some common scenarios and will offer some guidelines to follow in making the decision.
Gerry studies his shoelaces carefully as he makes two loops and then considers the next step. The final knot laboriously completed, he runs outside to his bike. He mounts his bike, and rides off slowly with the typical wobbles of someone who has recently acquired this skill. Gerry has been doing the usual job of a child in learning these complex new skills. Sound familiar? Maybe, or maybe Gerry’s story has an important difference. Gerry is nine-years-old (with normal intelligence), and has just mastered these skills after three years of hard work.
"They have roots that go to the bone."
"Rub them with a potato, then bury it - a sure cure."
"You get warts from touching frogs."
Many myths and misconceptions surround the common wart. The truth is that warts are actually infections of the skin caused by a virus.
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