End of summer greetings! For those with children in school, before you hear that wonderful sound of the school bus coming up the road on the first day, make sure you have connected with the school nurse, teacher, building principal, bus driver and coaches to inform them of your child’s allergies and what to do in an emergency. Read over carefully the doctor’s instructions given to the school nurse and make sure you are in agreement. For example, should Benadryl be given first for any signs of an allergic reaction, or epinephrine? We wish you a healthy, happy school year!
Be sure to mark your calendar for the second annual Rochester Allergy Awards Gala at ARTISANworks on October 10 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. We will be honoring Dr. Jeremy Thomas Cushman from the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center, and Jamie Kosten who saved the life of his father, a beekeeper, from a life threatening anaphylaxis response to bee stings.