Seasonal Allergies

It’s that time of year again.  Seasonal allergies are making everyone miserable.  Here is a basic rundown of seasonal allergy symptoms:

  • Runny nose
  • Watery eyes
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Itchy eyes and nose
  • Dark circles under the eyes

Airborne allergens also can trigger asthma, a condition in which the airways narrow, making breathing difficult and leading to coughing.  See your health care provider if you suspect your child has asthma or is wheezing/coughing or having difficulty breathing.  Asthma can be life threatening.  

If you suspect your child has allergies, consult with your health care provider about how to treat the symptoms. There are several effective over the counter allergy medications that may be beneficial for allergy sufferers.  If your child does require medication that needs to be given at school, please remember to fill out an Authorization to give Medication form.  These can be found

I have been encouraging students to hydrate, get plenty of rest and do their best to make it through their school day. 

It's also important to remember that anyone can develop allergies at any time in their life, so even if you've never had allergy problems in the past, it doesn't mean you won't have them now.   

Have a great spring!!

Suzanne Funk, RN

Due West Clinic Nurse


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