Helping Your Child Breathe Easier This Fall
Autumn is a beautiful time of year, but it can be a difficult season for allergy and asthma sufferers. If you have a child with asthma, you may notice that their symptoms seem to worsen as they head back to school and as the weather changes. Here's how seeking diagnosis and treatment can help your little one breathe easier:
Why Is My Child Having a Flare-Up?
There are a few reasons why asthma symptoms might flare up in the fall. For one, cooler temperatures can cause the airways to constrict, making breathing more difficult. In addition, many people with asthma are also allergic to fall pollens like ragweed and mold spores which can trigger asthma symptoms. And finally, the return to the classroom means greater exposure to viruses including cold germs, influenza, and COVID-19, all a problem for children with respiratory issues like asthma.
Fortunately, there are things you can do to help your child manage their asthma during this time of year. Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia is here to help.
“The first step in controlling your child’s asthma is accurately identifying what is triggering their symptoms. Through a thorough history and appropriate testing, we can develop a plan to help children breathe better and stay active.”
John Vickery, M.D. – allergist Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia
Treat Autumn Asthma Symptoms
It's crucial to make sure your child's asthma is well-controlled to help prevent asthma attacks triggered by seasonal weather, allergies, and illness. Making sure they have a proper diagnosis from a Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia board-certified allergy and asthma specialist is the first step to reducing your child's symptoms.
Once you know their asthma triggers, you can take steps to avoid them. Your CA&A doctor will work with you to form a treatment plan specifically for your child.
Book Your Child's Next Appointment Today
Whether your child's asthma is undiagnosed or their symptoms are worsening, don't hesitate to reach out to Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia early in the season to diagnose and treat their allergies. With some preparation, you can help your child enjoy the autumn season without asthma flare-ups getting in the way.Book a same-day or next-day appointment with our team today by contacting us online or calling (770) 459-0620.