Nurse/Health

Spring is in the air!

  • Seasonal allergies - As trees, flowers and grass bloom, pollens will be released into the air causing allergy symptoms like stuffy/runny noses, sneezing, red/itchy eyes and mild headaches. Students with known pollen allergies should take an antihistamine (ex. Zyrtec or Loratadine) before coming to school. Allergy-relief eye drops (ex. Visine) are also helpful for itchy red eyes.
  • If you enjoy an active outdoor life, it is highly recommended that you and your family get vaccinated against the tick-carrying virus, Tick-borne Encephalitis (TBE). TBE is a viral infection that can cause life-threatening encephalitis by some species of ticks found here in Eastern Europe. For more information regarding TBE, go to www.cdc.org or www.ercem-ne.lv.
  • Common springtime infections can include strep throat, common colds, chicken pox, and rotavirus.  Remember the single best way to prevent these infections is to encourage washing hands frequently to prevent the spread of germs. Keep the immune system strong by eating a well-balanced diet, get plenty of sleep every night and exercise regularly. Keep children home who are sick to avoid spreading these illnesses. Also, please be mindful of the changes in weather and have students ready with proper outdoor rain wear and/or lighter, spring coats. Read more about these illnesses from one of the links below.

 

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 Karina Muzikants

Karina Muzikants, School Nurse/Health Educator

kmuzikants@isl.edu.lv

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