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.
Summer is here, and many children are heading off to camp. Parents can follow this asthma care checklist if their asthmatic child is going to camp.
For many students, starting college marks the beginning of adulthood, and it may be the first time they’ll be living independently. This exciting (and sometimes scary) transition poses special challenges for those with allergies & asthma, and it often raises concerns for parents.
A common breathing problem is also one of the most serious chronic medical conditions complicating pregnancy. According to recent research and despite specific guidelines and recommendations advocating for aggressive asthma management, healthcare providers treat asthma attacks in pregnant women differently than in non-pregnant women.
Summer vacation. It conjures up visions of relaxation, sports, sunny days, perhaps sand and water, or woodlands. For individuals and families with allergies & asthma though, it means extra thought and preparation before “the good times roll.” As we head full tilt into summer, here are some common sense – but commonly missed – suggestions for a healthy vacation.
Taking an active role to control your asthma involves working with your healthcare team to create and follow an asthma action plan. It also means avoiding factors that can make your asthma flare up and treating other conditions that can interfere with asthma management.