Avicenna Allergy

(770) 977-9300
1000 Johnson Ferry Rd Marietta, GA 30068

Back to School Forms for Allergy and Asthma

The first day of school is an exciting time for children and parents. It can also be a time of anxiety if your child has asthma or allergies. These school systems and all private schools require school forms to be on file for your child’s allergies, asthma and any prescription medication:

Cobb County Schools Fulton County Schools DeKalb County Schools
Gwinnett County Schools Henry County Schools Douglas County Schools
Cherokee County Schools Forsyth County Schools Carroll County Schools
Bartow County Schools Coweta County Schools Private Schools

 

CALL AVICENNA MD TODAY TO ENSURE THESE SCHOOL FORMS ARE CORRECTLY COMPLETED AND FILED WITH YOUR SCHOOL SYSTEM!

(770) 977-9300

Before the First Day of School

Follow these Guidelines to start managing your child’s allergies and asthma before the first bell rings.

Make sure your child takes his asthma or allergy medications as prescribed. Keep this routine during the summer so symptoms don’t increase during the school year, which can lead to absences.

  • Depending on your child’s allergic condition, you may want to:
  • Tour the school to identify potential asthma or allergy triggers
  • Schedule an appointment with Avicenna MD to fill out official forms to file at your child’s school, Then, talk with your child’s teacher(s) and other relevant school personnel (such as sports coaches) about your child’s condition and treatment plan
  • If your child is at risk for life-threatening reactions, such as those to food or insect stings, speak with Avicenna MD about completing an Anaphylaxis Action Plan to show school staff how to administer auto injectable epinephrine.
  • In the Classroom There are many potential allergy and asthma triggers in schools. It is very important that your child’s allergies have been accurately diagnosed in order to determine what allergens to avoid.
  • If your child has not been tested, make an appointment with Avicenna MD to determine your child’s triggers. Common asthma and allergy triggers in the classroom include:
  • Dust mites
  • Mold
  • Chalk dust
  • Animal dander
  • Recess, Gym Class and After-School Sports can be a minefield of potential triggers.
  • When pollen levels are very high, plan accordingly if your child takes medication to control symptoms. When indoors, ask staff to keep windows closed to keep pollen out.
  • Children with exercise-induced bronchoconstriction/Asthma may complain about participating in physical activities. However, it is very important for children to stay active, so work with school staff to develop strategies to keep your child symptom-free while exercising. These may include:
  • Using a short-acting inhaler 15 minutes prior to exercise
  • Drinking plenty of water before, during and after exercise
  • Choosing sports that are less likely to trigger symptoms.
  • Insect bites can cause severe reactions in children with stinging insect allergy. Explain the symptoms to school staff and make sure your child always carries auto-injectable epinephrine in case of an emergency.

Most schools require a medical doctor to fill out appropriate school forms to allow the children or office staff to have the prescribed medications on school grounds.

CALL AVICENNA MD TODAY TO ENSURE THESE SCHOOL FORMS ARE CORRECTLY COMPLETED AND FILED WITH YOUR SCHOOL SYSTEM!

(770) 977-9300