Find Information About:

Drugs & Supplements

Get information and reviews on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements. Search by name or medical condition.

Pill Identifier

Pill Identifier

Having trouble identifying your pills?

Enter the shape, color, or imprint of your prescription or OTC drug. Our pill identification tool will display pictures that you can compare to your pill.

Get Started

My Medicine

Save your medicine, check interactions, sign up for FDA alerts, create family profiles and more.

Get Started

WebMD Health Experts and Community

Talk to health experts and other people like you in WebMD's Communities. It's a safe forum where you can create or participate in support groups and discussions about health topics that interest you.

  • Second Opinion

    Second Opinion

    Read expert perspectives on popular health topics.

  • Community


    Connect with people like you, and get expert guidance on living a healthy life.

Got a health question? Get answers provided by leading organizations, doctors, and experts.

Get Answers

Sign up to receive WebMD's award-winning content delivered to your inbox.

Sign Up


All communities will be placed in read-only mode (you will be able to see and search for posts but not start or reply to discussions) as we conduct maintenance. We will make another announcement when posting is re-opened. Thank you for your continued support and patience, and if you have any further questions, please email

Yours in health,
WebMD Community Management

Meeting update - long but good
seeit2 posted:
OK, we got everyone but the principal together and went over everything. THis teacher is young but she's been teaching first grade for 5 years so at least she's not a newbie. SHe basically said if she had even the slightest concern she would send DD to the nurse, which is what last year's teacher did and it was great. DD does not lie or manipulate to get out of things and it kept everyone on top of it so I'm good with that. The new nurse seems more interested in keeping her paperwork in order than anything else but (i bet!) that will change.

They may be having snack in the classroom every day (it's a low-income neighborhood, a lot of kids don't really eat outside of school on a regular basis I don't think) so we agreed that if she decided the kids needed snack, she and I would provide only safe things and the kids would get some of that. So I"m not feeding the whole class alone- she is helping. I am OK with this on many levels.

I'm still nervous but as you all know, we can only prepare so much and then we have to just turn them over. LIly drew a picture for nurse Heidi that said "I love you this much" and drew a heart that filled the entire page - it was adorable. And nurse Heidi gave Lily a little bear figurine dressed as a nurse. We are really gonna miss her.
Deb (40) DD (4) Funny, spirited, curious, has a severe milk allergy, DS (1) fearless and bottomless, peanut allergy
mrswhitecastle responded:
Awwww... How sweet that they gave each other gifts. You had a really great nurse!

It sounds like you have everything ready and in place. And you are right -- there is only so much we can do. Is Lily's first day today? Let us know how it goes.

On another note, we found out Friday was our nurse's last day. She is transferring to a different school in the district. I don't know why that couldn't have been done 2 weeks ago, before school started. Also would have been nice for her to mention on Monday or Tuesday last week when I talked to her.....

Hopefully both of our new school nurses turn out to be great!
Emily (7 - allergic to tree nuts) Elizabeth (5)
seeit2 replied to mrswhitecastle's response:
It's crazy isn't it? They gave our nurse three days before the new semester started and she was beside herself - it would suck to think you were going to be in one building for the next 10 months and then ind out that was changing on a dime.

The first day went fine, no reactions at all which is already a step ahead of last year. DD is sitting at a regular cafeteria table with two empty chairs around her and the rest of the table full, which sounds kind of sad to me but she did not mind. We are going to see how it goes for a week or two and then broach the subject of just letting her sit alongside her peers - we can't really decide if we want to do that or not so we'll give her some time and let her (and the teacher) help us decide.

Let us know if/when you meet your nurse, I know most people are not so attached to theirs as my family was lol.
Deb (40) DD (4) Funny, spirited, curious, has a severe milk allergy, DS (1) fearless and bottomless, peanut allergy

Spotlight: Member Stories

My name is Debbie and I have moderate/severe asthma. I also have allergies including food allergies that trigger my asthma. I am married to the most a...More

Helpful Tips

Egg substitue for baking
You can substitute ground flax meal for egg in any recipe. Just mix one Tablespoon flax with three Tablespoons water for each egg in the ... More
Was this Helpful?
28 of 68 found this helpful

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.