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Back to School with Asthma and Allergies

By AAFA

Families who have children with asthma and allergies (food, insect, latex, etc.) can smooth the transition from summer to school with a little advance planning. Here are a few tips to help you be proactive for the coming school year:

 

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  • Familiarize yourself with existing state and federal guidelines and school policies for managing asthma and allergies in schools. (www.StateHonorRoll.org)
  • Meet the teacher(s), school nurse, and principal to discuss your child’s asthma/allergy.
  • Review and update your child’s Asthma/Allergy Emergency Action Plan, medical information and contact information on file with the school.
  • Make a list, prepare, and pack the items you need to drop off at the health office and classroom for the first day of school.

Prepare your child - teach him/her in an age-appropriate way about what to do/not do to stay safe at school.

 

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Back to School with Asthma and Allergies:  Created on August 13th, 2013.  Last Modified on February 19th, 2015

 

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The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is a leading national nonprofit organization fighting asthma and allergic diseases. AAFA provides free information, conducts educational programs, fights for patients’ rights, and funds research to find better treatments and cures. Visit www.aafa.org.

 

 

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