When it comes to asthma, hay fever and eczema, 2 is not company and 3 is definitely a crowd. Unfortunately, it’s common for children to develop one or more of these problems if they have a family history of any of these 3 conditions. In fact, since asthma, hay fever and eczema so commonly occur […]
When your child is sick, it’s hard to know whether you should take him to the doctor, ER, urgent care or simply treat him at home. Pediatrician Michael McCabe says that when in doubt you should seek a doctor’s assessment. “There’s nothing worse for a parent than being worried and not having answers,” said Dr. McCabe during […]
During these cold winter days, children spend more time indoors where they may breathe in allergy and asthma triggers like dust mites, mold and pet dander. Regular cleaning can help reduce these triggers, but you might want to reconsider the commercial cleaning product you use. “Many cleaning products contain harmful chemicals that can also cause […]
If your child has asthma, she might be a star in the making. Many athletes, movie stars, U.S. presidents and other famous people have attained world-wide success while living with asthma. Their stories prove that a diagnosis of asthma doesn’t have to hold you back. Jackie Joyner-Kersee The 4-time Olympian and 3-time gold medalist was […]
Thinking of lighting up? Before you strike that match, you might want to know that cigarette smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, including hundreds that are toxic. About 70 of these chemicals have been linked to cancer. “For children and others around you who breathe in the secondhand smoke, the effects may be even more […]
More than 13 million days of school are missed annually because of asthma. But following the ABCs of asthma management will help ensure your child enjoys the new school year.