Pink eye questionable - page 2

I'm new to the whole school nurse substitute position, I am aslo a new registered nurse. I had a child with an eye that seemed irritated in a way. I called home to ask if this child has had any symtoms of pink eye. The mother... Read More

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    in our district, they don't even send kids home for pink eye. They say it's not that contagious so I send them back to class. I call and let the parent know though, and then it's on them. If the kid comes back then I'll call again and tell them they really need to take them to the doctor.

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    I know this post is old but I just had a student show up this morning with redness to both of his eyes.They did not appear watery, I noticed no drainage, and he denied any pain or feelings of itchiness. His mother works at the school so I told her I wanted to talk to her, I told her I didn't think it was pink eye but I wanted to discuss somethings with her . Well I got busy and she up and took him to the doctor who then said he had conjunctivitis and myriad of other bacterial infections related to his upper respiratory system and sinuses. Now I feel like people are going to think I don't know what I'm doing but if I had gotten to speak to her I would have probably told her to go ahead and go to the doctor anyway
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