Allergies

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  1. Ms.Jasztal

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    My eyes have been burning a little lately and I am sniffling a bit. (Can it be from all the physical activity in setting up at school?) Yet I have been for the last month. What do you guys do to battle allergies in the school setting? This NEEDS to get better... :crosseyed

    Aaahh.. by the way, one of my helpers stood on a chair yesterday to prop something on top of my cabinets, and there was NASTY dust galore up there, apparently!
     
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    I have horrible allergies when I am at school. I am fine when I am home (which is across the street) so I know it's not the trees or anything. I have to be very careful what I use in my room and I have to dust constantly! Our janitors don't have time to dust, so it gets so gross. Plus, maintainance only comes every 6 months to change the air filter.. I change it myself now. The one time I was there when they change it I almost died! That thing was SOOOOOOOOOOO nasty! Other than that, I just have to take my allergy meds every day before school..
     
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    I think I may need to go to the top of the cabinets, but put on a mask! My friend said it's really disgusting up there. She looked quite sickened. I hope there's not a lot of dead bugs up there. Not encouraging at all... but I couldn't imagine going to school and having that up there with the kids in my room. (Yet I'm positive I have for all this time in the other rooms because I've never looked at the top of the cabinets...)
     
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    Do you have blinds or curtains? You might clean those also, esp. if it is that dirty on top of your cabinets.
     
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    I have horrible allergies as well-- so I'm praying my room won't be too dusty or have some kind of material/chemical that makes me start sneezing. It sucks because only benedryl works for me--- but it knocks me out.

    Personally for me, I found that when I drink coffee it helps me stop having allergy attacks. Idk why, maybe there's no connection, but perhaps there's a tea, coffee, or another liquid that could help calm your allergies in the classroom.
     
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    My HS had a mold problem in the ventilation system (and we did not have windows that opened either) and I had a sinus infection at least once a month for 4 years- not kidding. We even had 2 teachers who were so bad that 1 quit and another had her classes in the Alternative Ed building across the campus! (of course this was our early childhood teacher whom I had at least 1 hour every year).

    My school has a lot of dust. But, I can't do the dusting or I will be out at least 2-3 days. I would have my kids do the dusting on Friday afternoons. I second the checking of the blinds! This year should be better- different building, fresh paint and new blinds!! (The new blinds have not come in yet and I have been sniffling for 2 weeks now).


    Oh, get a prescription for Nasonex. It works miracles! I only use it when pollen is bad or if my nose starts to feel stuffy. I am severely allergic to pollen, mold and dust. I couldn't live with out it!
     
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    Dust and mold are very likely in any classroom. I cleaned off the tops of bookshelves in June and will do it again before kids arrive. It gets so nasty.

    I use the generic version of Zyrtec - at Walgreen's. It works as well as the prescription. I'm allergic to my cat.
     
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    Allergy queen here! There was another thread about mildew/mold but when I moved my file cabinet and poster boxes at the end of the year the wall was covered with M&M. The AC closet from the adjoining room had standing water and it had absorded thru the drywall. Now I know why I ended up on breathing treatments.

    If you don't go to an allergist play with over the counter. I use Publix brand (little pink pill) besides my prescription. If you need decongestion I recommend Zyrtec

    I invested in a handheld shop vac. I got it at Lowe's. This way I can at least keep my class dust free. I thas many attachments to do behind the computer etc.
     
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    There was a good layer of dust on top of those cranberry-colored cabinets/cubbies! I took the Swiffer duster and got it off. Then I got rid of the duster as fast as I could. At least there were no bugs, though. Maybe that's why my friend's son sniffles and hacks when he goes to school.
     
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    I have had such allergy problems in the different school buildings I have been in and now in my home since the flooding, I am just going to get allergy testing done. I am tired of guessing what I am allergic too and just want to know. I have perscriptions for three different kinds of allergy meds and that still isn't doing the job.....

    Of course with my luck I will find out I am allergic to wheat and oats like my daughter......and I love warm rolls, ohh and covered in butter yummmmmm

    If nothing else, go get allergy testing, then you can get doctors notes like mine requireing me to have a white board not chalk board
     
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    Even when I filmed in my classroom yesterday, I was extremely congested. Something was aggravating me, even though I had dusted off the top of the shelves. I guess I will go to the blinds next...
     

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