Herpes simplex, canker sores, hand-foot-and-mouth disease, and thrush

See individual Quick Reference Sheets for herpes simplex, hand-foot-and-mouth disease, and thrush. Canker sores are not known to be contagious.

See individual Quick Reference Sheets for herpes simplex, hand-foot-and-mouth disease, and thrush.

See individual Quick Reference Sheets for herpes simplex, hand-foot-and-mouth disease, and thrush. There is no cure for canker sores. They must run their course for 1 or 2 weeks. Pain medication, such as acetaminophen (eg, Tylenol) or ibuprofen (eg, Advil, Motrin), may be used.

No, unless

Note: Children and teachers/caregivers with recurrent infection (ie, cold sores without drooling) do not need to be excluded.

Yes, when all the following criteria have been met:

Adapted from Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools: A Quick Reference Guide.

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