Each back-to-school season comes with nervousness for parents and students. However, parents whose children have food allergies are often more anxious than others.
by Meghan LewitLiving near major highways has been linked to childhood asthma, but a new study led by researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California suggests that traffic-related pollution near schools is also contributing to the development of asthma in kids.
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 cough at night. A cold that doesn’t go away. A whistling sound when breathing out. Maybe even a late-night trip to the hospital because that breathing didn’t seem quite right. If you’ve had any of this happen with your young child, you may be worried and wondering what’s going on. It could be your child has asthma, a serious and sometimes dangerous disease.
Changes in humidity and temperature result in an increase in Emergency Department (ED) visits for pediatric asthma exacerbation, according to a report published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.