In addition to coping with the typical school-related parental concerns, parents of allergic children must consider how to
keep allergic children safe while they are at school and preventing allergies from interfering with school performance.
Whether it's the first day of kindergarten, the first day of college, or any big day in between, being prepared can help
allergic children - and their parents - breathe better all school year long.
Environmental control is a preferable way to keep allergies in check. Keeping your allergies in control without medication is
important considering that some research indicates
allergy medicine can lower grades!
Here are three easy yet effective ways to prepare for back to school with allergies:
Allergy bedding helps kids get quality sleep.
Poor sleep can affect children both mentally and behaviorally -
neither of which has a positive impact on school performance. Allergy relief bedding like Allergy Armor Ultra keeps allergens
out of your child's breathing zone during the night, ensuring a restful, solid night of sleep so he or she can be in tip-top shape for learning.
Control eczema by keeping skin hydrated with products like
Vanicream lotions, natural oils like almond oil
(although consult with your allergist about using nut oil if your child has nut allergies), and using a humidifier at night
if the air is dry. Like allergies,
eczema can influence a child's mental health,
so keeping it under control is important, especially while school is in session.
Address food allergies with school officials, especially teachers and lunch staff. Items like
food allergy t-shirts can help cement mental awareness
of your child's food allergy in the first few days of school. If your child needs to carry an EpiPen, be sure it isn't
expired and make sure it's protected and accessible with a Protectube or
an Ana-Tote Auto Injector Case.
Preventing allergies from either endangering your child or affecting their ability to excel in school is possible. Remember too,
that the more allergen avoidance measures you put in place at home, the less allergies will impact quality of life for school
age children and other members of the household alike.