Posted by Kim Owens on 3/4/2013 to
After a rather vigorous cold and flu season, the 2013 Spring Break is more than well-deserved for the School Nurse. While Spring Break is about straying from the daily grind and relaxing from those daily routines, staying healthy is not something to take a break from. Being in charge of the health, safety and well-being of students are just a few of the responsibilities of a School Nurse, and we want you to know we are prepared right along with you.
Multiple parts of the U.S. are experiencing an early kick off to the allergy season. Many of these allergy symptoms are being confused with cold viruses. These top allergy symptoms can easily be mistaken for a cold:
- Pressure and pain in the areas of the forehead, eyes and cheeks.
- Nasal congestion and stuffiness.
- A yellow or green discharge from the nose.
- Extreme tiredness.
- Chills and fever.
- Swelling in the face.
Make sure to check that you have what you need for the treatment of spring time allergies. Allergies can make for a very challenging school day causing flares for children with both indoor and outdoor allergies and asthma. Take allergies seriously and prepare your school. Give yourself the break that you deserve this spring, knowing that you have it covered. We're here to work with you so that you can survive allergy season this year!