COLD vs ALLERGY
📍Pay attention to duration: colds last up to 2 weeks. Allergies last longer
📍Pay attention to symptoms away from school: Do they have it during the weekend or on vacation?
📍Pay attention to ITCH! Itch is very specific for allergies
Remember they are both treated differently!
Skin testing for environmental allergies will give you the answer!
Environmental allergies may worsen eczema!
These are a few medications you can try with allergies, with corticosteroids being first choice (Flonase, Nasacort, Rhinocort)