Before your child heads to college, make sure they visit their pediatrician and are up to date on all their immunizations.
If your child has any ongoing medical issues like diabetes, asthma or ADHD, you might ask your pediatrician for a referral in the city where your child will be going to school. A heath center tour is a good idea and have them carry their health insurance card at all times.
You need to determine if your current pediatrician will be involved in your child's care or will you transfer care to a doctor on the college campus. And before they head to college, pack a college health kit.
Here are a few items I would recommend:
- Steroid Cream
- Throat Lozenges
- Allergy medicine for bites & rashes
- Constipation medicine
- Diarrhea medicine
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