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Barbara Lucas

Barbara Lucas

barbara.lucas@lodi.k12.nj.us

(973) 478 - 8662 option 6

Happy Spring 2017; (Allergy Season)

How can you tell if your child has a cold or seasonal allergies?

If you child tends to get "colds" that develop suddenly and occur at the same time every year, it's possible that they actually have seasonal allergies. Although colds and seasonal allergies may share some of the same symptoms, they are very different diseases.

Common colds are caused by viruses, while seasonal allergies are immune system responses triggered by exposure to allergens.

Treatment of a common cold may include rest, pain relievers and over-the-counter cold remedies, such as decongestants. A cold usually lasts three to 10 days, although some may last as long as two weeks.

Answers adapted from James M. Steckelberg, M.D.

As per the Lodi school recommendations:

Keep sick children at home for at least 24 hours after they no longer have diarrhea or fever. Keeping children with a fever or diarrhea at home will reduce the number of people who may get infected.

See your family doctor if symptoms do not improve after a reasonable amount of time with over the counter treatments.

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New Student reminders

In compliance with the laws and guidelines of the State of New Jersey, all new entrants into the Lodi Public School District must present documentation of Immunizations and a physical exam performed in the last 12 months.

Lodi public school shall admit students on a provisional basis if a physician or his or her designee can document that at least one dose of each required age-appropriate vaccine or antigen has been administered and that the pupil is in the process of receiving the remaining immunizations, as per the Lodi Board of education regulation No. 5320.

Resources are available to the left side of this page for any medical concerns your student might have as well as registration physical paperwork. Any questions please call the office during school hours or email me at the above address.

 

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