AAPRI is the area's leading asthma and allergy practice, specializing in the treatment of allergy related problems.
Back to school is a time that excites a lot of parents and children alike. In general it is a very busy time of the year as the summer season is winding down. Here at AAPRI we begin to see many patients for re-evaluation of their seasonal and food allergies. To some this may be a normal routine; renew injectable epinephrine and continue to avoid the foods that trigger allergic reactions.
However, some including growing children have not been seen for several years. This can be a problem as recommendations and approaches have changed. Especially for children as they get older, they have opinions and questions about their food allergies. They can become frustrated at school constantly being regulated to the allergy and peanut free tables.
Does allergen sensitivity change? Is it worth repeat
testing? We are approaching things differently from a few years ago including oral food challenges in select cases. Re-assessing treatment and options can be very helpful in keeping kids safe at school and focused on their course work instead.
Additional Asthma & Allergy Triggers Found in Classrooms:
There are many allergy triggers to consider with going back to school. If you think your child has allergies or has not been tested for quite some time, now is the perfect time to schedule an appointment with us here at AAPRI.
In July we attended an event in Washington, D.C. that offered unique learning opportunities to power our practice for the future. Check out some of the highlights in and around the conference.
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