It is impossible to protect your child from all contagious illnesses. But you can teach healthy habits to help reduce your child's risk of infections. Teach your child:
Also, now and then check your child's hair and skin for signs of contagious diseases, such as lice. Typical signs include frequent head-scratching, rashes, redness, or insect bites.
Last Revised: January 26, 2011
Author: Healthwise Staff
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