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josiecat Sun 09-Mar-14 13:41:58

If you have d& v on Sunday do you go into work on Monday? Dd had it fri night but ok yday & today so far. I feel really sick, can't eat at all. Do I wait & see how I feel in am? Dd seemed to recover quickly.

YoullNeedATray Sun 09-Mar-14 13:55:27

You MUST look after yourself. You'd be livid if one of your class went in then threw up everywhere. Also, you'll be washed out and exhausted.

A colleague soldiered on with what turned out to be Campylobacter. It's a wonder the whole school didn't get it. He was shattered for weeks because he didn't give himself time to recover fully. Taking time of sick is a PITA, but in the long term it's just not worth the grief if you don't get yourself better properly.

LindyHemming Sun 09-Mar-14 20:33:37

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TheReluctantCountess Sun 09-Mar-14 20:35:40

Technically it should be 48 hours. You will probably still feel washed out tomorrow, even if the worst is over. Give yourself time to recover.

SleepSleepSleepSleep Sun 09-Mar-14 21:41:41

Poor thing stay off until you feel better.

ImATotJeSuisUneTot Sun 09-Mar-14 21:43:43

Have you actually been sick, or had diarrhoea?

josiecat Sun 09-Mar-14 23:07:33

Not sick, just nausea & stomach pains, but yes I had some diarrhoea this morning. Been ok since. No food today except occasional ginger biscuits, I don't feel hungry at all. I know about the 48 hr rule but was wondering if 24 hrs would do in a mild case. The nausea has passed now. I'm hoping that's the end of it. Thanks all

TheReluctantCountess Mon 10-Mar-14 18:02:46

If it was just one bout of the runs and you weren't sick then I don't think you actually need stay off.

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