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.
Teens with food allergies are troubled by the social limitations of their food allergies, as well as the burden that this medical condition can place on others, according to the findings of a newly published study concerning the quality of life of American teenagers with food allergy.
Paul Ehrlich, MD, and Larry Chiaramonte, MD, are the authors of Asthma, Allergies, Children: A Parent’s Guide. Here are their answers to some of the most common questions they hear from parents asking about the problems that plague their children:
Young people who are overexposed to antibacterial soaps containing triclosan may have more allergies, and exposure to higher levels of Bisphenol A among adults may negatively influence the immune system.
Approximately 35 percent of children with food allergies over the age of five reported experiencing bullying, teasing, or harassment because of their allergies.
Parents of children with food allergies are aware of the dangers lurking in Halloween treats, but little attention is paid to asthma, which can also be frightening for asthmatic children participating in Halloween festivities.