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 […]
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 […]
After an especially harsh winter in Ohio, spring is finally here. Yet, all those pretty blooms can cause ugly problems for your child – in the form of springtime allergies.
April showers often bring more than May flowers for people affected by eye allergies.