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tining specializes in School Nurse.

Just irritated that teachers parade into my office announcing there is a "stomach bug" going around - makes me cringe. I want to send an informative email telling them that vomiting could be from any number of things and not just a "stomach bug". I just Dr. Googled causes for vomiting - here is the list that may prove my point:

Nausea and vomiting may occur separately or together. Common causes include:

Other possible causes of nausea and vomiting include:

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Eleven011 specializes in Home Health,Dialysis, MDS, School Nurse.

Add to that list

-ate lunch to fast

-didn't eat breakfast

-at crap for breakfast

-didn't do homework

-tired

-my friend's stomach hurts

-It's Monday

Flare specializes in school nursing, ortho, trauma.

My answer to "is a stomach bug going around?" is: This is a school, something is always going around. But unless I truly see a notable uptick in gastric symptoms, no -no stomach bug going around.

Kids come in convinced they have diarrhea because they had a soft stool. I am always so tempted to bring up the bristol stool scale for them and tell them unless it's a 7, i'm not too concerned. I've seen these kid's dietary choices and am not surprised that their stomachs are in a constant state of flux.

-it's time for a math test

-mixed gross stuff together at lunch

-friend mixed gross stuff together at lunch

-took meds on an empty stomach

-someone is being mean to me

MHDNURSE specializes in Pediatrics, Community, and School Health.

Well, and even if there IS a "bug" going around, what do they expect you to do about it?

Flare specializes in school nursing, ortho, trauma.

send each and every kid that moans just a bit home until they have perfectly small classes of children that never complain about anything.

NutmeggeRN specializes in kids.

Just irritated that teachers parade into my office announcing there is a "stomach bug" going around - makes me cringe. I want to send an informative email telling them that vomiting could be from any number of things and not just a "stomach bug". I just Dr. Googled causes for vomiting - here is the list that may prove my point:

Nausea and vomiting may occur separately or together. Common causes include:

Other possible causes of nausea and vomiting include:

#Coffeeonthekeyboard!!!!!!!!!!!!

JenTheSchoolRN specializes in School nursing.

And anxiety. Anxiety puking is a thing and one I see a lot more often than not.

My teachers know the word stomach bug is banned from usage around students. And I hate the "is something going around?"

Yes. It is. Something is always going around. It is a school. Kids and staff touch things and cough on things and don't clean things. No, I am not superwoman. Wash. Your. Hands.

MrNurse(x2) specializes in IMC, school nursing.

And anxiety. Anxiety puking is a thing and one I see a lot more often than not.

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This is how I made it through middle school.

Now this is funny . . . I had a dream last night about Thanksgiving and a whole bunch of people who were not invited showed up and one couple were sick with nausea and vomiting and my oldest son, who is immuno-compromised said, "you guys came to Thanksgiving sick last year and got us all sick! Why don't you stay home??".

Of course, the dream isn't true. But still . . .:barf02:

tining specializes in School Nurse.

Well, and even if there IS a "bug" going around, what do they expect you to do about it?

I think they want the school closed :roflmao:

I like to remind my teachers and students that those "stomach bugs" are generally spread by fecal oral contact and that it is exactly what it sounds like. Then I direct them to my sink so they can wash their hands.

JerseyTomatoMDCrab specializes in med-surg, IMC, school nursing, NICU.

I had a student come in after "vomiting" in lunch AKA "ate too fast and started coughing up the food in his mouth." No fever, tolerated water and crackers just fine in my office. His teacher came into my office right as I was sending him back to lunch.

Teacher- Please don't tell me you're sending him back.

Tomato- Yes, he is fine to stay in school. Send him back if he complains of any pain or nausea.

Teacher- He is sick.

Tomato- No he's not. I checked.

Teacher- He vomited.

Tomato- I am aware.

Teacher- I don't want to get sick.

I wanted to go "Oh gosh, you don't? I thought you wanted to get sick! That's why I was sending him! Thanks for letting me know, most people love getting sick. That's why I was confused."

MrNurse(x2) specializes in IMC, school nursing.

I tell every one of my kids that I would not be sending them back to class if I thought they would be spreading anything to others, that makes more work for me. The teachers finally understand that, after 18 months.

Buyer beware specializes in GENERAL.

I like to remind my teachers and students that those "stomach bugs" are generally spread by fecal oral contact and that it is exactly what it sounds like. Then I direct them to my sink so they can washtheir hands.

Yes, I used to notice this "go for the gusto" behavior a lot being done by the clientele just before they reached for a door handle or knob at St. Elsewhere.

And they call some people germophobes.

But in their defense, they may be anal retentive about some things but only in a "word to the wise way."

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JerseyTomatoMDCrab specializes in med-surg, IMC, school nursing, NICU.

Speaking of "stomach bugs" and the like...

A child just walked in here holding a gallon sized Ziploc full of vomit and tried to hand it to me.

So... there's that.

Speaking of "stomach bugs" and the like...

A child just walked in here holding a gallon sized Ziploc full of vomit and tried to hand it to me.

So... there's that.

Was it all his?

#justsayin

Amethya specializes in Cardiology, School Nursing, General.

Had a kid just come in because he threw up. The teacher tells me he ate his lunch, then after lunch is running around, then after that he threw up all his lunch. "Is it contagious?"

No... he probably just either ate too fast, moved too fast, or ate something funky. He was doing okay in my office, so I sent him back.

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