Summary: The Asthma Epidemic: Pediatric Asthma And Allergies In School
14.4 million school days per year are missed by kids with asthma, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Tips for keeping your child with asthma in school:
Use Medication Consistently
Create An Asthma Action Plan
If Your Child Has Food Allergies
Notify school of your child's food allergies. Have a plan for special occasions (e.g., classroom parties)
Discourage your child from sharing food or eating any that is not labeled and checked by an adult
Make sure the school has quick-relief medications for your child (e.g., diphenhydramine, epinephrine, albuterol)
Practice Good Hygiene
Close contact with other students at school helps viruses spread.
Cover nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing
Wash hands or use hand sanitizer often, especially before eating and after using the restroom
Keep a sick child home
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