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Medical Matters

Medical Matters

Staff in schools are advised not to administer medicines to children. However if no alternative is available we will administer prescribed medicines on your behalf as long as a medicine form has been completed. 

If your child suffers from an allergy i.e. plasters, penicillin, strawberries etc.please keep us informed.

 

If your child has been unfortunate to have had sickness or diarrhoea please ensure they are kept home for 48 hours, from the last episode.

 

Please ensure you advise the school if your child has been treated for head lice or threadworms, so we can inform other parents accordingly.


Unfortunately, the majority of children will suffer from head lice during their time at primary school. The current medical advice is:

  • Use a head louse detector comb regularly.
  • Check the whole of the family; treat those in whom one or more living lice are found, but not all of the others.
  • Try the combing and conditioning method first and if this is unsuccessful resort to lotions containing malathion or phenothrin.
  • If an insecticide lotion is used, it should be repeated after 7 days.
  • It is recommended that in the case of continued infestation, following the application of one of the lotions, the other lotion should then be used.

 

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