The beginning of the school year is an exciting time for many, but it can also be a time of anxiety for children who have asthma or allergies.Help your child walk confidently into school this year, knowing that they are prepared as possible.
1. Keep on top of medication before the school year starts.
Make sure that your child is on top of their necessary medication before the first week of school arrives. Making a routine of knowing what medication to take when can relieve anxiety surrounding taking medication at school.
2. Get a tour.
Contact the school to get a tour of your child’s classroom and the nurse’s office. Going into school before the school year starts will calm your child’s nerves, by allowing them to know what to expect when they need to go to the nurse’s office for help or medication.
3. Have a Signal.
It would also be a great idea to talk to your child’s teacher about a discrete signal that the two of them can use when your child needs to go get medication from the nurse. This way your child can get the help they need, when they need it, without drawing attention to themselves.
4. Know Their Limitations.
It’s important for all children, even those with exercise-induced asthma, to get regular exercise. Talk to your chid’s doctor about what types of physical activity are less likely to trigger asthma and allergy symptoms, and consider encouraging your child to participate in those activities. Make sure that your child uses their inhaler before they exercise and that they have plenty of water to keep hydrated!
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