If you’re planning a vacation, and you or your child has allergies or asthma, proper planning can help you keep sneezes, sniffles, wheezing, and coughing under control. Use the following tips to make sure that allergy and asthma symptoms don’t derail your vacation fun.
Summer’s here! And it’s normal to want to get in shape for pool parties and trips to the beach. The decision to exercise is good news for your health. But if you have allergies or asthma, the hidden triggers at the gym may be bad for your condition.
Teachers and education support professionals are now able to get the information they need to help the growing number of students in America who have childhood asthma. The National Education Association, the NEA Health Information Network, and the Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc., have launched a free online training program that will educate members of NEA on how to help students better manage their asthma while at school.
An action plan is a written, customized plan to help you take action to manage your asthma. If you know what to watch for and what steps to take, you will be able to make timely and appropriate decisions about managing your condition and keeping your asthma from getting worse.
Are you or someone you care about running into breathing difficulties when playing sports or working out? Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, or EIB, is a serious but treatable condition that affects as many as 9 in 10 people with asthma, as well as 10 percent of people without it. Get back in the game by knowing your risk and taking steps to prevent symptoms.
Surviving – and enjoying – the holidays is easier when you take preventive action. Here are some tips to help you plan for the holidays so that you’ll look back on this season with joy instead of relief.
Monitoring your asthma on a regular basis will help you keep it under control. Writing down your symptoms whenever you have them is a good idea. This will provide a good record that will help you and your doctor adjust your treatment over time.
by Richard W. Honsinger, MD, MACP, FAAAAI, and
Rosa Linda Tarango, BA, BS
Flu - don't get it; don't spread it. Answers to questions about flu vaccine for people with allergies or asthma.