Tuesday, May 02, 2017 03:00 AM

SUMMER CAMP PREP FOR KIDS WITH ALLERGIES, ASTHMA

SATURDAY, April 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Heading to summer camp for the first time is always a little unnerving. But for a child with allergies[1] or asthma[2], there are special concerns.

For these children, a few precautions can make summer camp a safe and fun experience, said Dr. Stephen Tilles, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

"Summer camp is often a child's first big activity away from home -- whether it's a day or overnight camp," Tilles said in a college news release.

"And every kid should have the opportunity to spread their wings and try something new without worrying about their health," he added.

Tilles offered the following tips:

Talk with camp staff to find out how physically active children will be, how meals are handled, and how the camp will respond if your child has a medical emergency. Outline your expectations, such as how you want your child's medical routine handled.Meet with the person responsible for medical care and your child's counselor before the first day of camp to make them aware of your ...

News source: MedicineNet

See also: Steven Enrich