Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a child in school with allergies?
Well I can tell you, IT'S ROUGH!. The constant torture and torment you have to go through because of those who fail to understand the severity of their actions and the consequences surrounding their actions. Life isn’t easy for those with allergies and it is up to us as parents to educate our children in how to be more respectful to those with allergies and to teach them the various different kinds of allergies.
So what are allergies? Allergies are caused when your immune system does not like certain allergens in your environment, such as: pollen from flowers, wheat in bread, a delicious peanut butter sandwich or the sting from a buzzing bee. When your body comes into contact with one of these allergens, it sends your immune system into battle stations to fend off these unwanted guests, causing your skin to go bright red, itchy and even makes it hard for you to breathe!
But what can I do? A way that we help protect our bodies from going to war with allergens, is with medication from our doctors. The doctor will give you a test to see how badly you react to certain allergens, and then give you medicine to take when you come into contact with it. The best you can do is attempt to completely avoid the allergen.
What about school? Children that suffer from allergies have to be more careful at school since they become a target to other children that do not understand their condition. They need to carry medication with them, which makes their allergy a little more obvious. This leads to a high possibility of being bullied, because they are different in a way that makes their skin go red, they battle to breathe or perhaps they get more attention from the teachers. Children that suffer from food allergies are the most common targets for bullies as their allergies are most noticeable.
But it can't be all that bad right? As parents we never truly know what our children go through on a daily basis, but the most common complaint happens to be verbal abuse, and even on the odd occasion bullies have used the actual allergen to tease and torment!. That is a scary thought right? Because what these kids don't realise is that using the allergen as a tool to tease others is very dangerous. If a child with an allergy comes into contact with the allergen, that child could have a severe reaction in the classroom, playground or cafeteria, which is highly embarrassing and could even send them to hospital. This is why we need to educate our kids on the severity of allergies and encourage them to not tease those who are different, but rather assist them in making sure they do not come into contact with their allergen.
So how can I help? Having an allergy can be rough, you have to live a certain lifestyle and you have to check everything every step of the way. So we at Labels4School created a set of cute and fun Allergy Labels, that are a great way to prevent your child from coming into contact with their allergen. These labels will also help the kids and teachers around them to know what is happening when you have an allergic reaction. Using our allergy labels helps make life that little bit easier, while living with an allergy.
You can go about your day with less worry about your child coming into contact with an allergen at school, or them having an emergency due to someone not knowing that they have an allergy.
Choose from any of our super cute allergy sticker sets: Dairy Allergy, Bee Allergy, Egg Allergy, Fish Allergy, Nuts Allergy, Shellfish Allergy and Wheat Allergy!
Each pack consists of the following:
- 9 Large allergy stickers
- 15 Medium allergy stickers
- 12 Small allergy stickers
- 7 Round allergy icon stickers
Total of 43 allergy stickers!
Perfect for: Juice bottles, lunch boxes, electronic devices, stationery, pencil cases, books or anything with a clean dry flat surface!