Seasonal Allergy Letter to Parents


720 Locust Street; Roselle, New Jersey 07203

Phone: (908) 298-2047; Fax: (908) 298-3333; http://lvm.roselleschools.org/

 

Craig Messmer, Principal

cmessmer@roselleschools.org; ext. 2049

 

Patrizia Weber, Vice Principal

pweber@roselleschools.org; ext. 2016

Dgyna Lorquet, School Counselor

dlorquet@roselleschools.org; ext. 3335

Victoria Parham, School Secretary

vparham@roselleschools.org; ext. 7047

Angel Hollis, School Nurse

ahollis@roselleschools.org; ext. 2048

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                                                                                                             May 10th, 2018

Dear Parents,

Allergy season has arrived! Seasonal allergies or “Hay Fever” (Allergic rhinitis) are among the most common chronic conditions worldwide. Allergy symptoms can be very uncomfortable for your allergy sufferer. People with allergic rhinitis generally experience symptoms after breathing in an allergy-causing substance such as pollen, dust, grass, or mold. In the fall, a common allergen is ragweed or other weed pollens or outdoor mold. In the spring, the most common triggers are grass and tree pollen. For some people, allergies can also trigger symptoms of asthma.

When a sensitive person inhales an allergen, the body’s immune system may react with the following symptoms (listed in order of frequency):

  • Stuffy nose due to blockage or congestion
  • Itching, usually in the nose, mouth, eyes, or throat
  • Puffy, swollen eyelids
  • Redness of eyes
  • Sneezing
  • Cough

 

If your child suffers from allergies, an allergist or pediatrician can help with recommendations for over-the-counter, non-drowsy medications or prescribe an allergy treatment and management plan.

Please medicate your child at home before school. Remind your child to wash their hands and face after any outside activities, as this action will help remove the pollen.

Any medication needing to be administered during school hours must follow the Roselle Public Schools Medication policy-Forms are available on the school website or you may contact the health office for more information at (908) 298-2047 ex: 2048.

 Medications brought to school without the proper completed medical forms signed by parent & physician will be confiscated and returned to a parent/guardian only. To ensure the safety of our students, all medications are held and administered in the health office, unless otherwise noted by the prescribing physician.

For more information you can visit www.aaaai.org, www.kidshealth.org, www.cdc.gov

Sincerely,

A. Hollis, R.N, B.S.N

School Nurse