Up to 40% of kids have seasonal allergies and those allergy symptoms can really affect their day. While you can't always be there for your child, proactive planning can set your little one up for success at school and give your kids allergy relief.
Get to know seasonal allergy triggers
If your kid suffers from outdoor allergies, learn what allergens are affecting them so you can plan ahead. If it's fall and there's a lot of ragweed near the playground or ball fields, point it out so your child will be aware and steer clear. You can also download the Zyrtec® AllergyCast® App for daily pollen forecasts and information about predominant pollens in your area, to help your child prepare in advance each day.
What are possible indoor allergens?
If indoor allergens are the culprit, consider all the surfaces your child comes in contact with throughout the school day. Mold and mildew thrive in warm, humid areas such as gymnasiums and restrooms, while class pets might produce irritating dander.
Treating allergies before going to school
With regular and consistent treatment with children's RHINOCORT® in the morning, your kid can get relief from their nasal allergy symptoms instead of suffering through their school day. Talk to your pediatrician before starting your child on any allergy medication, and get their recommendation on how to treat.
Communicate with your child's school
Talk to your kid's teachers, school nurse and even principal about your child's needs. You can ask questions to learn more about your school's policies on handling allergies. Make sure your child's medical records at school are up to date so they know what allergens your child might be sensitive to.
Empower your child
Encourage your child to talk about how their allergies affect them at school. And also let them know it's OK for them to talk to their teachers if their allergies are really bothering them. The more they talk about their symptoms, the easier it is to figure out what's going on, so they can get the relief they need.