• Pink Eye Conjunctivitis   

    What is It ? Pink eye is an inflammation or infection of the conjunctiva, the membrane that lines the eyelid and covers the white part of the eye. It can be contagious.

    What causes it? It's usually caused by bacteria, viruses, or allergies.

    It is  Contagious   Spreads easily
    Medically treatable   By a doctor or professional
    Students that show these symptoms should NOT come to school and seek medical attention immediately.
    (Please be sure to bring PROOF of medical absence the following day) 
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    Ring worm
    Ringworm (scalp and body)
    Woman with the typical ringworm rash.
    A highly contagious, fungal infection of the skin or scalp.
    Very common
    More than 3 million US cases per year
    Spreads easily
    Usually self-treatable
    Requires a medical diagnosis
    Lab tests or imaging rarely required
    Ringworm is spread by skin-to-skin contact or by touching an infected animal or object.
    Ringworm is typically scaly and may be red and itchy. Ringworm of the scalp is common in children, where it may cause bald patches.
    The treatment for ringworm is antifungal medications.
    Head Lice
    Head lice infestation
    Woman using a special comb on a girl with head lice. Close-up of the adult lice and the nits (microscopic eggs).
    A condition in which tiny insects infest the scalp.
    Very common
    More than 3 million US cases per year
    Treatable by a medical professional
    Usually self-diagnosable
    Lab tests or imaging not required
    Short-term: resolves within days to weeks
    Head lice most often affect children who are in direct contact with one another or who share personal items, such as brushes, hats, or scarves.
    Symptoms include itching, visible lice on the scalp, and lice eggs (nits) on the hair shafts.
    Medicated shampoos often help, but lice are becoming resistant to some. Patiently combing and removing nits, sometimes over several days, is sometimes necessary.
    Consult a doctor for medical advice