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Allergies at School

October 2017

If you are having an allergic reaction to something, you may have one or more of the following symptoms:

  • a tingling feeling in your mouth

  • red blotches on your skin

  • your face, lips and eyes swell and look puffy

  • you may feel sick or throw-up

  • have a hard time breathing

  • have very itchy skin

If you have an allergy:

If you have a food allergy, always get an adult to read the food labels before you eat anything.

If you have a severe allergy to any food, insect or medication, make sure you or a nearby adult knows how to use your auto-injector (EpiPen or Twinject) in case of an allergic reaction.

If others around you have an allergy:

If one of your classmates has a severe allergy to something, make sure you do not share your food with them. Tell your parents or guardian about your classmates’ allergies so they are aware of them.

If you are with your friend outside school and she or he is having any symptoms of an allergic reaction, such as difficulty breathing, starts to swell up, or becomes very sick, tell the nearest adult to call an ambulance.