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Managing Your Child's Asthma at School

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Can My Child Self-Administer Asthma Inhalers at School? continued...

Although past asthma history is not a sure predictor of future asthma episodes, those children with a history of asthma symptoms and episodes might benefit the most from carrying and self-administering emergency or rescue medications at school. It may be useful to consider the following:

  • Frequency and location of past sudden asthma attacks
  • Presence of triggers at your child’s school
  • Frequency of past hospitalizations or emergency department visits due to your child’s asthma

Check with your school officials and ask about the policy in your school district. The goal is for all students to eventually carry and self-administer their medications. Working with your child, his or her doctor, and the teacher and other school officials, you can come to a safe resolution for confidently managing your child’s asthma at school.  

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Reviewed by Luqman Seidu, MD on July 08, 2012
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