Winter, Kids & Asthma

January 13, 2012

By: Monica McNeal | WSAV-TV
Published: January 07, 2012

Winter is a tough time for children with asthma. As the temperature drops and kids are more exposed to colds and flu germs at school, the opportunity for asthma to be triggered greatly increases.

According to the Journal of Alllergy and Clinical Immunology. Three ways winter is tough on kids with asthma and their families: kids are indoors and exposed to more germs and pollutants, kids with asthma miss more school in the colder months, and last there are more emergency room visits from asthma suffers.

Doctors say that the key to a successful episode-free winter is symptom control. They suggest to minimize exposure to triggers and to become more vigilant about taking asthma medications. But asthma triggers are not completely within the sufferer’s control. Even when a parent is diligent about germ control-like getting everyone in the household flu shots, and being careful about environmental irritants such as using low allergy cleansers and household products; doctors strongly recommend being especially diligent about sticking to prescribed medication regimens.


IAQA 15th ANNUAL MEETING & INDOOR AIR EXPO: MARCH 5-7 IN LAS VEGAS

January 13, 2012

IAQA 15th ANNUAL MEETING & INDOOR AIR EXPO: MARCH 5-7 IN LAS VEGAS

Register by January 31st and Save $50!

The Technical Committee is excited about the high quality of the presentations selected for the program this year. The most important objective of the technical committee this year was to bring ever stronger presenters and more solid presentations to the conference. A major theme throughout the program is to clearly cite the science underpinning our practices – or to acknowledge where there are gaps in the science. List of speakers and sessions available here. Full conference details and online registration at www.iaqa.org/expo


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