Question:  My daughter was in earlier this week with Coxsackie. She hasn’t had fever since Tuesday night and seems to be feeling fine this morning. She is staying home from school today but if she is fine all day can she go back tomorrow or should I wait till Monday? I don’t want her to get anyone else sick.

Answer:  If the fever is gone and she is acting well, she can go back to school. She is, however, likely still contagious. Coxsackie is excreted in the stool for up to two weeks. That is why it is so prevalent during the summer. Kids pass had in the pool and other kids drink the water.