Yes, a physical is usually a good idea prior to a child participating in a sport. Many children's sports programs require a sports physical prior to participation. Your primary care doctor will ask several questions and complete a physical exam to assess your child's risk before participating.
Jill M. Wallner, MD
- family medicine
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- Should I have my child's health checked if they want to play sports?
What are the types of isolation for children with infections?
Intermountain Healthcare answeredThere are different types of isolation: Airborne, Droplet, Contact, and Contact Multiple Drug Resistant Organism (MDRO). Your child's type of isolation depends on the way the germ is spread from one person to another. Different germs spread in different ways.
How should I take my child's temperature?
American Red Cross answered
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- A rectal temperature gives the most reliable reading for children younger than 5 years.
- For children age 5 and older, an oral temperature (in the mouth) is the recommended method.
- *You also may take an oral temperature for children age 3 and older.
- A child’s or an infant’s temperature also can be taken in the ear (known as the tympanic method) or under the arm (known as the axillary method).