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My kid has asthma. How can I protect her while she’s at school?

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If your child has allergies and childhood asthma, do these things to protect her at school:

  • Discuss your child's allergies and asthma with school personnel.
  • Educate your child so she can avoid things that will trigger a reaction.
  • Arrange for an epinephrine kit to be left at school, and make sure officials (and your child, when she’s old enough) know how to use it.
  • Arrange to leave the meds your child needs at school.
  • Tell coaches about medicines that need to be taken before sports activities.

SOURCES:  National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: "Asthma and Allergy Prevention: Survive the Seasons." CDC: "Asthma and Allergies." WHO/WAO Meeting on the Prevention of Allergy and Allergic Asthma: "Prevention of Allergy and Allergic Asthma."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 27, 2018

SOURCES:  National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: "Asthma and Allergy Prevention: Survive the Seasons." CDC: "Asthma and Allergies." WHO/WAO Meeting on the Prevention of Allergy and Allergic Asthma: "Prevention of Allergy and Allergic Asthma."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 27, 2018

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