Back to School with Allergies Checklist

Back to school with allergiesAllergies can have effects beyond making your children feel lousy. Poor sleep and chronic difficulty breathing can take a mental toll that impacts your child's behavior and school performance. Minimizing your child's exposure to allergens is one of the best ways to keep him feeling - and doing - his best all year round. Here are some ways to keep allergies under control this school year:

  • Make sure your child has allergy relief bedding to keep night time allergy attacks to a minimum and help ensure the best possible sleep quality.

  • Air purifiers keep bedroom air pure to aid in good quality sleep. Using air purifiers in additional areas of the home keeps allergens like pollen, dust mite allergen, pet dander, and mold to a minimum.

  • Keep your house clean by regularly vacuuming with a HEPA vacuum cleaner with a sealed system, which ensures that you're not merely blowing dust back into your home environment when you clean.

  • Food Allergy CardsIf your child has food allergies, make sure to inform all necessary parties, including school medical staff and your child's teacher.

  • For children who are allergic to certain foods or to stinging insects, make sure their Epipens are current and stress the importance of keeping them with them at all times. Items like the Protectube and the Ana-Tote help keep Epipens handy.

  • Vanicream skin cream helps keep eczema at bay and won't irritate sensitive skin. The irritation can affect their sleep, school performance, and behavior. It can also increase their sensitivity to other allergens.

  • HumidifiersColds and other respiratory illnesses go hand-in-hand with spending time around so many other children in school. Be ready with a humidifier to ease night time congestion and a neti pot to flush out nasal blockages. This will help forestall bigger problems like sinus infections.

By staying on top of what you can do to control your child's allergy symptoms, you're giving him the best start for the coming school year. Breathing better positively affects everything!

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