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Back to school allergy checklist: Five things to handle now

It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to an end – it really flew by this year! You might be working on your back to school allergy checklist if you have children with allergies. The good news is, the medical experts at Midwest Allergy are here to help with your back to school allergy […]

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It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to an end – it really flew by this year! You might be working on your back to school allergy checklist if you have children with allergies.

The good news is, the medical experts at Midwest Allergy are here to help with your back to school allergy checklist. We’re sharing the five things you can put on your list – and check off – so you can start school with everything in place. Want more tips? Here are some additional resources from Food Allergy Resource & Education (FARE).

Read on to learn more:

Lunch list

Before your child starts school, have a sit down about what things he or she wants to see in the lunch box or snack bag every day. By making a master list of possible lunches and snack ideas, you can avoid the scramble every day about what to back. Even better, you can plan ahead and make a lunch schedule so you can plan grocery store trips and meal plans.

Medical paperwork

This is the time to make sure you have your child’s medical paperwork for school in order. Print out forms, have your doctor sign them and have them all squared away before the first bell rings and your child can start school with everyone knowing the action plan.

Medications filled

No one wants to wait until the last minute to fill prescriptions for epinephrine or inhalers – or get your child’s medical bag in order for school. Chances are you need medication for your child’s classroom, the office and possibly even day care or aftercare. Get those prescriptions filled early and cross it off your list!

Medical jewelry

If your child wears medical jewelry – and if he or she has a life-threatening allergy, this is a must – make sure it is ordered and ready to wear on the first day of school. If you have it a few days or weeks before school, even better. Your child can practice wearing it.

Teacher meeting

New teacher? Schedule a meeting early with your child’s teacher so you can go over your child’s needs and expectations. Doing this before school starts can help your teacher prepare and educate him or herself so there’s no doubt on the first day how to handle a possible reaction.

Midwest Allergy

The medical experts at Midwest Allergy are here to help you come up with a medical action plan for your child’s allergy. Schedule an appointment online today.

 

 

 

 

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