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Hygiene for Early School Age

Q: My elementary school aged child is always getting sick.  How can I keep him/her healthy?

A: Remind your child to wash hands after using the restroom, after returning from recess, and before eating.  Remind children that their hands contact many germs during the school day; touching their faces, eyes, noses can help those germs enter their bodies and make them sick.  Remind children to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds when returning home.

 

Jillian Grant, APRN