When to seek medical care for students with Sickle Cell Disease

Sudden or worsening symptoms, like chest or abdominal pain, fever (>101 degrees), or any sign of stroke (e.g., weakness or numbness on either side of the body, not able to talk, sudden dizziness or headache, difficulty with memory, blurred vision) require immediate medical help. Remember, always notify parents if their child’s health status changes during the school day.

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