With the new school year about to begin, make sure you submit any required allergy/asthma school forms that need to be completed and signed by a provider as soon as possible. Please allow 5-7 days for completion of the forms. Most schools have their own forms, but a Food Allergy Action Plan form is available on the right side of this site under Patient Forms.
Going to school can be a scary time for the child with asthma and allergies as well as the parent, but it doesn't have to be. There are several actions you can take to ensure your child's safety.
Develop an allergy/asthma action plan and give it to the school nurse, your child's teacher and administrative offices.
The plan should include:
Talk with your child's teacher. Let her know what your child's triggers are. You may want to ask these questions too:
Talk with your child. Make sure your child knows what the plan is and that you've talked with her teacher. This should ease her worries and help her to be confident in talking with her teacher about any problems she may experience.
See an allergist. Many allergies can be controlled and even eliminated with avoidance; over-the-counter and prescription medications; and testing and allergy shots. A board-certified allergist such as Dr. Raschal can help your child live a normal life in school and out.