8 contagious illnesses junior may catch in preschool [Infographic]

Your child will likely catch more bugs in his first year at preschool than ever again… Look out for these common ailments.

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It’s wonderful to see your tyke enjoy preschool and the company of his little friends.

However, whenever a bunch of children gather in close proximity, you can expect a higher chance that some form of infection will be spreading among them.

In fact, no matter how vigilant the preschool is about hygiene, the fact is that toddlers are masters at wiping their noses, coughing or sneezing while handling toys, and touching other children.

Plus, kids will get sick very often in their early years, as their bodies are still building immunity to the different viruses.

 

The fact is that toddlers are masters at wiping their noses, coughing or sneezing while handling toys, and touching other children.

Junior may come home with a stuffy nose one day, low-grade fever, and even an unusual rash. It’s always important to take note of the symptoms, so that you can get an accurate diagnosis. Also, find out the incubation and infectious period, in order to take the necessary  steps to control the spread of the infection ― whether it’s to his classmates, or other family members.

We’ve rounded up essential information about eight common contagious illnesses ― the common cold, chickenpox, HFMD, pink eye, stomach flu, roseola, ringworm and lice ― that you may have to deal with in your child’s preschool years.

Infographic: Rachel Lim


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