A Note from the Nurse: Seasonal Allergies

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 2:06pm
Itchy watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose oh my!!!!  This year the pollen season is very strong and causing the students to have symptoms of allergy reaction. 
What should you do to help your students and self-alleviate the symptoms of allergic reaction to the allergies of the beautiful blooming grass, trees, and flowers?  When the students who have these symptoms come in from outside (upon arrival, after recess, and after any outdoor PE or other activities, send them to the bathroom with instructions to:  1. wash hands with soap and water.  2. splash water on their face.  3.  take enough paper towels to dry everything.  4.  Use the damp paper towel to wipe down hair, ears, neck, down the arms, and down the front.  5.  Keep hands off of face.
The results will be a decrease in allergy symptoms and feeling more comfortable.  The students can also put a wet paper towel on their eyes if still bothering them.  If they cry, that is great because the tears will wash out the particles from the eyes.
Thank you.