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Blue_Moon has 18 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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Oh my gosh yes it’s started here too. They all feel awful but so do I. I will sometimes rinse eyes with saline and then let them hold a cold pack for a few min after being outside which seems to help a lot.  I also encourage washing hands and not touching face. I can tell when they’ve been rubbing their eyes because they will be red all around it so I’m stern with them about that. I also tell the kids and teachers I don’t want to see them again if I see them more than once and have deemed them ok to stay at school. Some kids will just drive you nuts. Obviously if they look awful I’ll call their parents but there’s a few that are just whiny. 

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NRSKarenRN has 40 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

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18 hours ago, OldDude said:

It's a wonder society was able to hold on from extinction until the advent of Zyrtec and Claritin.

Old fashioned allergy TX:

My family doctor circa late 50's, early 60;s provided most medications to us. As child, he gave me a small bottle with blue allergy syrup -1tsp 2x day,  later as teen given "#19Y" pills 1x daily dispensed in small white envelope (all pills given out this way --only had a number on envelope flap with instruction # tablets + frequency written on front).

Neighbor took this med:

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Each 30ml (2 tablespoonfuls) contain: Dextromethorphan HBr – 10mg, Phenylephrine HCL – 10mg,   Chlorpheniramine Maleate – 4 mg

 

Spring blossoms out in Philly area ... Magnolia tree flowers lasted 7 days till rainstorm last week;  My navy blue car this week is yellow as covered in pollen. 

3rd round of allergy desensitization working--- getting my shot later today.

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Half of my visits this week have been accompanied by a note that says "has pink eye". Thank goodness for the rain today, it seems to have cured all the "pink eye" that's been going around.

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On 4/24/2019 at 6:29 AM, JenTheSchoolRN said:

Email the teachers.

This is may email I send - I'm also in the Northeast 🙂

Spring allergy season is finally upon us! This means several students (and staff) have begun experiencing symptoms such as itchy eyes, sore throat, sneezing, and nasal congestion.

A couple of tips and things of note:

  • I do not stock over-the-counter allergy medication (i.e. Zyrtec, Claritin). Sorry! These medications are most effective if taken consistently, not a one-time dosing. (If you hear a student talk about a hardship in taking this medication at home, let me know. These medications way be able to prescribed at no cost by a student's regular doctor under certain insurance plans).
  • Hand hygiene and hydration can help manage symptoms in school. Hand hygiene is especially important after coming from outside lunch/activities. A student whose symptoms flare up after being outside can get some relief by a trip to the bathroom to rinse face and hands. 
  • Consistent cleaning of surfaces can also help, especially when the windows are open as we welcome the warmer weather.
  • I do stock eye drops, but ONLY for persistent itchy or reddened eyes (one time use).
  • And a bonus tip for those of all that suffer seasonal allergies at home: make sure you remove your shoes as soon as you walk in your front door. Reducing tracking of any allergens on the bottom of your shows through your house.

Thank you for all you do in this home stretch of the school year!

Welp, the PE teacher, who is holding an outdoor class today, just sent me THREE CHILDREN AT ONCE: c/o HA, sore throat and "feeling out of breath," respectively. Looks like I will be sending this letter out today! 

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update, I'm sending out the letter with a few edits to include info on headaches. along with this photo and caption: 

image.png.a17ea418c2e31cea4a03069a4c1c558d.png(Actual photo of a student just before visiting my office – hah! Just kidding J)

 

 

I hope they get the humor. I'm going out on a limb, here. A pollen-rich limb. LOL

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I had a teacher who was so tired of sending me kids that she kept a cooler of ketchup packets in a cooler in her classroom. She had the kids put those on their eyes.

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17 hours ago, jnemartin said:

update, I'm sending out the letter with a few edits to include info on headaches. along with this photo and caption: 

image.png.a17ea418c2e31cea4a03069a4c1c558d.png(Actual photo of a student just before visiting my office – hah! Just kidding J)

 

 

I hope they get the humor. I'm going out on a limb, here. A pollen-rich limb. LOL

That's hilarious!  I think it will give a few lol's 😁

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