UPDATE FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE
itchy eyes; runny nose; itchy nose; sneezing
Ask your pediatrician about medicine to manage allergies:
antihistamine; nasal corticosteroids; eye drops
Are the symptoms from outdoor or indoor allergies? Knowing will help you find the best treatment.
Avoid allergens that trigger symptoms. For example - pets, mold, pollen, grass, flowers.
Stay indoors if grass is being mowed.
Use A/C when possible (clean filters).
Keep windows closed in bedroom.
Shower after playing outdoors and wash hair.
You may send your child off to school feeling/looking fine and by the time they get to school, their eyes are itchy and puffy, they are sneezing and have a runny nose.
They’ve been exposed to many allergens on the way to school and perhaps did not have allergy medicine the night before.
After recess, I suggest these students go to the bathroom and wash their face and hands and take a wet paper towel to wipe off their hair. Then proceed to class or lunch.