•    Allergies can spike during heavy pollen seasons, but students can suffer all year long.  Chances are, each year,the school nurse will be seeing more and more students suffering from seasonal or indoor allergies such as pet dander, mold, and dust. In fact, allergies...
     
         affect up to 40 percent of American children
     
         cause children to miss up to 2 million school days each year
     
         Seasonal and indoor allergies can have serious physical, emotional and educational effects on children.
     
         Students who experience allergies may feel run-down, tired, unable to concentrate, or hyperactive.  All of these can inhibit performance in the classroom and student's ability to learn.
     
         Cold and allergy symptoms may be similar.