Does your school-aged child have asthma? If so, now is the time to take steps to be sure the asthma is controlled as the school year gets rolling.
Your pediatricians at Eugene Pediatric Associates urge you to:
- Take an updated, written Asthma Action Plan to school and review it with your child’s teacher and front office staff so they know how to handle the asthma. See us if you need an updated written plan.
- Take a fresh Ventolin (rescue) inhaler to school for your child.
- Be sure your child gets a flu shot this September or October. Influenza illness is especially dangerous for kids with asthma.
- Talk to your children and review the symptoms they feel when an asthma attack is starting, and be sure they are comfortable asking their teachers for help when they don’t feel good.
- Watch our instructional video on www.eugenepeds.com about proper technique using asthma wet inhalers.
Asthma is a chronic and potentially serious health condition. But with proper management, it will not stop your child from living a long, healthy and active life.