Pageland Elementary School

Flu Reminder

As expected, the flu germ has hit. Now that school is back in session, get ready! Teachers are reminding students to wash their hands often and cover their coughs. Our custodians are cleaning our school with products that kill the virus. Students who come to school with a cough, fever, or sore throat are being seen by the school nurse and sent home if needed.
Symptoms of the flu include high fever, generalized weakness, cough, headaches, and muscle aches. Some children are also experiencing nausea and vomiting. Symptoms are lasting generally 3-5 days. Because the flu is a virus, antibiotics are not indicated. For adults and children with no chronic illnesses, doctors are recommending treating the symptoms. This includes Tylenol/Motrin for aches and fever, and cough medication for coughs and congestion. Clear liquid diets are also suggested until symptoms subside. Complications such as pneumonia, sinusitis, and bronchitis can occur with the flu, so it is important to see your doctor if conditions have not improved after 1 week.
For additional information please go to DHEC website, www.cdc.gov/flu, or contact Mrs. Sutton school nurse.