Help your child manage allergies at school with these tips.
Help Kids Claim Their Fame: Kids with allergies or asthma can excel in sports. But they won't have stamina if allergies are uncontrolled. Make sure kids take medications!
Circle of Support: Help kids get support at school. Meet with teachers, the nurse, and the coach to discuss the child's allergies or asthma. Develop a game plan.
Game Plan: Give the school nurse an "allergy card" with critical details -- your child's allergy...
Tell your doctor right away if you notice any of these warning signs.
Drug Allergy Symptoms
An allergy means your body sees the medicine as harmful. It rejects the drug with an allergic reaction. These may be mild or strong. It can happen a few hours after you take the drug or not until 2 weeks later.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist what to expect from a new drug. You can also find side effects listed on the printout that comes with your medicine and inside the package.
What to Do
Call your doctor if you have any symptoms of a drug allergy. She may tell you to come to the office for an exam or tests to see if you're allergic to the medicine.
If you are, your doctor may tell you to stop taking it right away. She may give you something to help your body fight the allergy so you feel better.
Also let your doctor know if side effects are making you ill. You may be able to take a lower dose of the drug. Or the doctor may prescribe something to ease your side effects, such as antacid to calm an upset stomach. She may switch you to a different drug if your side effects are too much to handle.