There is good news for those fighting for smoking bans around the world. Just five years after a nationwide smoking ban was enacted in England, childhood asthma related hospital visits are down 12.3 percent. The findings were reported through the journal Pediatrics by the Imperial College London.
Back to school can be a difficult time for any young student, but for kids with asthma, it can bring a new set of challenges. Fear of an asthma attack at school, or worrying about the stigma attached to a loud and disruptive breathing machine can cause anxiety for kids. Creating a written asthma action plan with together with your healthcare provider can help your child to feel in control of his asthma and reduce anxiety.
According to a Melbourne University study, toddlers with a family history of allergy and current sensitivity to dust mites have increased chances of developing asthma by age 12. The study concluded that 75% of toddlers who tested positive for a dust mite allergy also tested positive for asthma at age 12. Toddlers who tested negative for a dust mite allergy were far less likely to develop asthma – only 36% were diagnosed with asthma at 12.
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For families with asthmatic children it’s important to create an asthma action plan before the new school year starts. An asthma action plan is a coordinated effort between you and the school to better control your child’s asthma. Aside from providing information about your child’s condition, it also informs the school staff of what to do in case of an asthma attack, and what to do if your child doesn’t respond well to the medication during an attack.