The beginning of the school year is stressful for most children and their parents. But if your child has asthma, the anticipation of the coming school year becomes even more nerve-racking. It doesn’t have to be that way. With some preparation and organization, you and your kids can have a problem-free year.
Triggers inside and outside the classroom are everywhere. Rugs or carpeting can collect dust mites and chalk dust. Furry animals in class are cute but problematic. Rigorous sports may exert your student. Then there is freshly mowed grass on the playground, trees and weeds outside a classroom, and chemicals used for cleaning the building and treating the lawn.
Mold can grow in gym lockers and shower stalls, as well as classrooms. Any of these allergens and irritants can send a child with asthma into a full-blown attack. You can’t be in control of everything children will be exposed to at school, but there are several steps you can take to protect them: Read More