(Click the link to comment and to vote – voting not working through email, sorry!) Note: controversies are not meant to have a “right” answer – they are to see how most people are practicing. Would love your comments also regarding your thought processes and the evidence behind your decisions. We can learn from each other!
You are seeing a 14 year old high school Freshman brought in for minor cold symptoms consisting of sporadic dry cough and nasal congestion. There is no fever, and the patient is negative for COVID, RSV, and influenza. The patient is well appearing and spends the majority of the visit on her mobile phone. The parent asks for a school note. What duration of time off from school do you typically give on the school note?