Why should I refer my students to an allergist?
Allergies and asthma are serious diseases. Board-certified allergists can treat more than just symptoms, identify the source of suffering and develop a treatment plan to eliminate symptoms, as well as provide the most cost-effective care and best outcomes.
How can I tell if my student is suffering from allergies or asthma?
If a student is not able to focus in class, participate in all activities, or misses school because of symptoms, then their condition is not under control. The student could benefit from seeing an allergist or perhaps another provider.
How do allergy and asthma symptoms affect my students' lives?
If properly diagnosed and treated, students should not miss any school or activities because of their allergies or asthma. Students should be able to feel good, be active all day, and sleep well at night.
How should approach parents about having their child see an allergist?
If a student’s asthma and allergy symptoms are affecting his or her ability to focus in class or participate in all activities, you should discuss this with the parents and/or ask if the student has ever seen an allergist for specialist care.
Can I reassure my students that allergy shots are safe?
Allergists are specialists in administering allergy shots. While the shots do require a time commitment, they don’t hurt and are very safe. Allergy shots can actually alter the progression of allergies, eliminate symptoms, and prevent asthma and the development of other allergies.