My child is suffering from Asthma. What precautions should I take?
"If [a parent or the] child's teacher notices [the] child is having difficulty concentrating in school or isn't able to participate in physical activities, it may be a sign of improper treatment," Zacharisen said. "Children with well-controlled allergies and asthma can fully participate in all school activities. Just because a child has asthma or allergies doesn't mean they have to suffer with them."
Students with asthma frequently have a sudden onset of symptoms from a variety of causes. In most cases, these asthma episodes can be prevented or treated by inhaled medications. For students to be able to function normally at school, it is critical that prescribed m ...more
In addition to keeping your child fit and keeping his or her weight healthy, exercise can improve lung function by strengthening the breathing muscles in the chest. Ask your child's doctor about exercise and what kinds of precautions your child should take.
Of course, there are some sports that are less likely to cause problems for children with exercise-induced asthma:
* golf ...more