We know the season is changing due to the cooler nights, the Halloween decorations are coming out, and the kids are back in school. Unfortunately, asthma and allergies are the leading causes of missed school, and they can cause major problems with your child’s education. Allergy Medical Group wants to send your kids back to school healthy and ready to learn. Here are some tips to help your children stay on track.
Be vigilant of signs and symptoms – Be aware of signs and symptoms that your child may be experiencing at school. Did your child say they have a runny nose or stuffy nose? Do they have difficulty breathing during school hours? Did they develop a rash? Some symptoms can be confused with the cold or flu, so seek help from a healthcare professional. Sometimes children may not know that symptoms can be alleviated until they are talked to about them.
Educate – Recruit your school as allies. Talk to your child’s teachers and administration and inform them of your child’s allergy and asthma medications. In most cases, schools have forms that parents and the child’s doctor need to fill out. Also don’t forget to have your child educated on allergies and asthma symptoms and what to do if symptoms are exacerbated.
Make an appointment – If you suspect your child has an allergy that is making learning harder, make an appointment with Allergy Medical Group. We will take a thorough history and examination to understand what is causing symptoms, and then we can give ways to avoid triggers.
Goodbye summer and hello fall.
About Allergy Medical Group: For almost 40 years, we’ve served the greater Sacramento area with allergy clinics in Roseville, Sacramento and Yuba City. We’ve earned a reputation in California’s capital for helping our patients find relief from even the toughest allergies. Thanks to our personalized treatment options, advanced diagnostic tools, and optimal and cost-effective therapy plans, we’ve had success treating both adults and children dealing with everything from allergic disorders to asthma and hay fever.