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How can I prevent asthma problems for my child at school?

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The most important thing is to talk to your child and explain to him as much about asthma as he can understand at his age. Ideally, he should be able to keep track of when it's time to take his medicine and know how to use an inhaler.

You should also brief school officials on the details of your child’s asthma. They should know how severe his condition is, his triggers, which medications he needs and how to give them, and what to do in case of an asthma attack.

SOURCES: 

Allergy & Asthma Network: Mothers of Asthmatics: “School House: Keeping Healthy at School,” “Off to School with Confidence.”

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: “Tips to remember: Childhood asthma.”  

American Lung Association: “Asthma.”

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on June 25, 2019

SOURCES: 

Allergy & Asthma Network: Mothers of Asthmatics: “School House: Keeping Healthy at School,” “Off to School with Confidence.”

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: “Tips to remember: Childhood asthma.”  

American Lung Association: “Asthma.”

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on June 25, 2019

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