I spend several hours a day with 51 5 and 6 year old children. Spring allergies have hit and nowhere are they more evident than in the Kindergarten classroom. We are going through boxes of tissues quicker than they can be replaced. I would like to see the children in my classroom who suffer from allergies be as prepared as possible to come to school and be ready to learn so I want to share a tip with all parents of children with allergies or who have allergies themselves. Our pediatrician suggests that allergy sufferers shower or bathe as soon as they come into the house or at least change clothing. He says that pollen attaches itself to the hair and clothing and then the person with the allergies brings this pollen with them wherever they go. If a shower/or bath is not taken upon arriving into the house or at bedtime, all of the pollen in the hair rolls around the pillowcase, and nasal passages all night long. An additional tip is to change the pillowcase of the allergy sufferer every day. Sorry, I don’t mean to preach but we are a family of allergy sufferers and these two tips, shower away the pollen and change the pillowcase daily have REALLY improved the health of our family members with allergies.