As someone with asthma and allergies, Dr. Brian Schroer, director of Allergy and Immunology for Akron Children’s Hospital, is closely following the research on coronavirus on how the virus can affect those with asthma. It’s too soon to make broad conclusions, he said, but one thing is clear: Children, including those with asthma, are at […]
For children with exercise-induced asthma, a mild case of spring fever could turn into a full-blown asthma attack if they do too much too soon when the Spring weather warms. “If your child experiences chest pain, cough, wheezing and other asthma symptoms, the first stop should be your child’s primary care provider,” said Lisa A. […]
May flowers are often not the only things blooming after April showers. “The allergens from some springtime flowers can also lead to some pretty severe allergy symptoms in children,” said Tracy Rife, RN, BSN, AE-C, asthma and easy breathing program coordinator at Akron Children’s Hospital. “But with proper precautions and treatment, your child could be […]
The National Institutes of Health is aiming to significantly reduce peanut allergies with new guidelines that call for introducing peanut products to infants. Peanut allergies are a growing problem and can be severe or life threatening. The old advice was against exposing babies to peanut products. But a landmark study prompting the new guidelines found […]
Although a pediatrician is often the best place to begin your child’s asthma care, if he requires an inhaler more than twice a week to control his condition you may want to consider a visit to an asthma specialist. According to the World Allergy Organization, patients benefit when they receive coordinated treatment from a single specialist […]
The transition to solid foods is a milestone for your little one, adding some nutrition, variety and texture to her diet. In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. Sabrina Ben-Zion, MD, a pediatrician for Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics in Wadsworth, discusses when and how the transition should take place.