Going Back to School with Asthma

Going Back to School with Asthma

As our kids go back to school, they'll focus on new friends, homework, after-school activities, and projects. And if your child has asthma, you’ll have to add one more thing to that list — keeping them safe. Amidst the chaos, you can't forget to send your kids off fully prepared to handle their asthma throughout the day. Here are a few tips to ensure your children spend their school days safe and sound/

Medication and Medical Forms

A visit to the doctor for a check-up should be done ahead of time so that a prescription can get filled. Have at least one spare inhaler in the class or the nurse's office just in case. Complete any medical forms and emergency contact information before the first day of school, as gym class and recess might be on the first day.

Inform and Instruct

Just telling a teacher isn't enough to keep the school informed of your little one’s medical condition. With so many kids to care for, it’s easy for a teacher to forget throughout the year. Make sure the principal, nurse, and other teachers know your child's triggers, and what to do in the case of an asthma attack.

Preparing Your Kids

In the event your child has a substitute teacher, it’s important that they also understand their condition, what their triggers are, and what to do in the event of an asthma attack. With proper preparation, you can give your child the best chance to focus on learning and having fun.

Ready to discuss your asthma with our board-certified doctors? Contact us at the Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia today at (404) 994-3574 to book your appointment.