Asthma isn’t just asthma. There are several different types, each provoked by different culprits, such as allergens and environmental triggers. Knowing which kind your child has can help you seek the most effective treatment. Tracy Rife RN, BSN, AE-C, an asthma and Easy Breathing program coordinator at Akron Children’s Hospital, offered the following overview of […]
Got hay fever? Actually, this annoying condition has little to do with hay or fever. It’s an old term that refers to the symptoms people experience when they have fall allergies or allergic rhinitis. The main culprits are ragweed and mold. “If your child reacts to these fall allergens, you may wish the season never […]
As the autumn air becomes increasingly chilly, children tend to spend more time indoors. While this gives them a break from the pollens that cause outdoor allergies, the sneezing may continue if they have trouble with indoor allergies.
Like many people who suffer from seasonal allergies, Sheli Snyder and her 6-year-old son, Colten, are affected by both molds and ragweed. But they no longer turn to daily allergy medications for relief. They get allergy shots instead.