Help your child manage allergies at school with these tips.
Game Plan: Give the school nurse an "allergy card" with critical details -- your child's allergy triggers, symptoms, medications.
The Same Page: What's your school's policy about giving out medications to kids? Make sure your child can get medications when needed.
Use Soft Tissues: When kids' allergies are at their peak, tender noses get sore fast. Look for tissues with lotion.
Relief During Recess: On high pollen count days, have your child take allergy medicine a half hour before recess or sports.
Chalk Assault: At school, chalk dust is just one allergen that stirs up allergy or asthma attacks.
Control Issues: Is your child missing school due to allergies and asthma? Then get a better treatment plan. Talk to your child's doctor about a written asthma plan.
Loud and Clear: Kids got clogged sinuses? For older children, a spritz of saline spray helps clear nasal passages - - so they breathe easier.
Recess Request: On high-pollen days, kids should take allergy medications about 30 minutes before recess or sports. Talk to teachers.
Soothe Sniffers: If your child's nose is raw and red from blowing, a dab of petroleum jelly helps them get through the school day.
Dry as Dust: Encourage kids to drink lots of water during the school day since sneezing and blowing can leave them parched.