Most people know that asthma is a breathing problem. But do you understand exactly what it is, what causes it and how a person develops it? Like any medical condition, once you understand the source of the problem and the basics of how it affects your body, it’s easier to diagnose and manage it. “According […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
As we enter the fall sports season, many children will be participating in these activities with an inhaler and asthma action plan in hand. While some of these kids have chronic asthma, others only experience it when they’re active, especially in cooler weather. But that doesn’t mean your child should avoid exercise if she experiences […]