16 Sep Back to School: Your Child’s Allergy and Asthma Care
Managing your child’s allergy and asthma care throughout COVID-19 is important, especially if they are headed back to school for in-person learning. Taking steps to make sure you and your child understand how to manage their allergies and asthma when they return to school is key to helping them stay healthy.
Your child’s allergy and asthma care is important to ensure they stay healthy while at school. Work with an allergist to ensure your child’s allergy and asthma medications are up to date and understand how to administer them properly. If you need assistance with showing your child how to use their medication, the allergists and staff at McGovern Allergy and Asthma Clinic can help.
Allergy shots can also be beneficial for helping boost your child’s immune system by increasing resistance to allergens and sometimes viral infections. Bringing them in for regular allergy shots before and throughout the school year will provide the best results.
If you are still unsure about the right treatment for your child’s allergy and asthma care, the allergists at McGovern Allergy and Asthma Clinic can help.
Have a Plan of Action in Place
Before your child goes back to school, communicate with the school staff about their allergy and asthma needs, and have a plan of action in place if an emergency should occur. Update important information such as:
- Medication permission forms
- Prescriptions for medication to leave at school
- Physical form when needed
- Food restrictions
Discuss Healthy Practices
Make sure your child is aware of how to keep themselves safe and healthy while at school. Talk with your child about the importance of frequent handwashing, social distancing from other students when possible, and wearing a mask. When your child isn’t feeling well, keep them home until they feel better enough to attend school.
COVID-19 & Asthma
It is important to know that currently there is no evidence of increased infection rates in those with asthma. Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that patients with moderate-severe asthma could be at greater risk for more severe disease, there is no published data to support this determination at this time. However, it is crucial for those living with asthma to continue their treatment as directed by their doctor to help stay healthy.
*American Academy of Allergy & Immunology
Schedule an Appointment
If your child struggles with allergies or asthma and needs relief, contact the team at McGovern Allergy and Asthma Clinic in Houston, Texas today. Call 713-661-1444 to schedule an appointment or click the link to request one online. https://www.mcgovernallergy.com/request-an-appointment-online/