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
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...
Antibiotics -- penicillin, cephalosporins, or sulfonamides
Aquazide H, HydroDIURIL, and Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide)
Barbiturates and other anticonvulsants
Carbatrol, Tegretol (carbamazepine)
Contrast dyes used in X-rays and MRIs
Dilantin, Phenytek (phenytoin)
Echinacea and other alternative and herbal medicines
Pain medications that have codeine
Permitil and Prolixin (fluphenazine)
Prinivil and Zestril (lisinopril)
Thorazine or Ormazine (chlorpromazine)
If you get a rash after starting a new prescription medicine, call your doctor. You may want to take photos of the rash with a digital camera or cellphone and send it to your doctor. The rash may be a result of a medical problem -- not the drug you're taking. Or your doctor may tell you to stop taking the drug and prescribe a different one. If you get a rash from a non-prescription medicine, stop taking it immediately. Call your doctor if you need suggestions for a different medicine.