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How should I talk to people at my child's school about asthma?

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It’s important that your child’s teachers, coaches, and school nurses know about their asthma. Make sure that your child has an “asthma action plan” and the right medication at school with detailed instructions. That includes where the drugs are kept and permission for your child to carry them. Ask your child’s doctor to help you personalize this plan.

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & and Immunology web site: “Should Asthma Not be Considered a Disease?” and “Advice from Your Allergist...Pet Allergy.” American Academy of Family Physicians web site: “Asthma and school.” American Lung Association web site: “Asthma Action Plan.” American Medical Association: 1998. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Expert Panel Report 3: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma. 2007.”  






Essential Guide to Asthma,

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on November 08, 2017

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & and Immunology web site: “Should Asthma Not be Considered a Disease?” and “Advice from Your Allergist...Pet Allergy.” American Academy of Family Physicians web site: “Asthma and school.” American Lung Association web site: “Asthma Action Plan.” American Medical Association: 1998. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Expert Panel Report 3: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma. 2007.”  






Essential Guide to Asthma,

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on November 08, 2017

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