Fall is spent in a busy rush buying school supplies for your child. You’ve made sure that they have a sturdy backpack, enough crayons to last the year, and their favorite cartoon character accessories. But are you overlooking your child’s allergy supplies?
Fall also means taking care of allergy essentials for your child. Here are some back to school tips to help your child have a safe and fun school year.
Have a Plan
Before school starts, take the time to make a strong allergy action plan. Include information like the names of allergy medications and the amount of the medication to give. Have a thorough list of allergens to avoid and where to find them. The lunch room may not be the only place that allergens will be present.
Your plan should also include:
- A list of any symptoms your child displays after exposure to the allergen, including mild and severe reactions.
- Clear instructions on what to do in case of an emergency.
- All emergency numbers.
If you are afraid you are forgetting something, you can find all the necessary information to include in online forms.
Communicate with Your Child’s School
Once your plan is prepared and thorough, be sure to give a copy to your child’s teachers and school medical staff. Communicate any concerns with them, and make sure they are all on the same page in the event of an allergy issue.
Finally, make sure your child knows what to do in the case of an allergy attack, and ensure that all of their medications are up-to-date.
Teachers and Staff can Help
Managing allergies at school is easy if you’ve made sure your child has all the supplies, but enlisting help at school is also important. Build a team of people, including teachers and staff members, to help your child in case of an emergency.
Contact Our Child Allergy Expert
Creating an allergy action plan ensures that you are prepared for an emergency. With your plan in place, your child can have a school year without allergy worries. For more allergy tips or treatment, contact Dr. Mayank Shukla, our child allergy expert.