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How does an asthma action plan help my child in school?

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Your child should have an asthma action plan that spells out the specific steps for managing his condition. Give a copy of the plan to every school official who may care for your child. You may want to schedule a conference with teachers and other school officials to go over the plan and any other details they should know.

Also, look around your child's classroom and other areas he might go at the school to see if there are any known allergy or asthma triggers. If you are aware of any, like dust mites or dust, you should work with the teacher to see if the school can reduce them.

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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