What to consider when sending your child with asthma back to school during pandemic

Virus Outbreak Children
Posted at 6:15 AM, Aug 24, 2020

Parents have been preparing their children for what to expect this fall as many return back to their classrooms. Allergists say for kids with allergies and asthma, that just adds another concern to the mix.

Health experts say that now more than ever, it is critical your child's allergies and asthma are under control.

Allergists say parents should prepare kids to wear masks. While some with asthma may feel masks make breathing more difficult, a mask should not impair breathing in someone with well controlled asthma.

Health experts say the school nurse and teacher should have a copy of your child's allergy and asthma action plan. All medications should be up to date and you should know the difference between the symptoms of COVID-19, asthma and allergies.

Dr. J. Allen Meadows, President at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, says that, "If you've got a fever, that's not asthma, that's not sinus that's not allergy. That's something that's viral.”

Health experts also warn that children should be reminded to stick to their own food and not to share with anyone.