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What can you do about outdoor asthma triggers for children?

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When mold or pollen counts are high, give your child medications recommended by your doctor (usually an antihistamine like Zyrtec or Claritin) before going outdoors.

After playing outdoors, the child should bathe and change clothes.

Drive with the car windows shut and air conditioning on during mold and pollen seasons.

Don't let a child mow the grass or rake leaves.

In some cases, the doctor may recommend immunotherapy.

From: Childhood Asthma Action Plan WebMD Medical Reference

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eMedicine Health: “Treatment of Asthma.” Drugs.com: "Adrenergic bronchodilators."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on November 09, 2017

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eMedicine Health: “Treatment of Asthma.” Drugs.com: "Adrenergic bronchodilators."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on November 09, 2017

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