Allergies and Your Child’s Safety
If your child has a known hypersensitivity or allergy to substances such as food or insects, it is imperative that you alert your school nurse before the first days of school.
In severe reactions, children may develop hives, itching,and swelling, which can lead immediately to difficulty in breathing. Prompt recognition and treatment could save your child’s life.
Parents should bring the child’s prescribed medication to the school nurse with a written order from your health care provider. The nurse will coordinate with parents to develop an emergency care plan specifi cally for your child.
It is important to note that we are unable to “stock” medications. Our goal is to provide safe and immediate treatment for your child should the need arise. Communication of these needs is the first step!