Tuesday, February 27, 2018 02:00 AM

SUMMER CAMP TIPS FOR KIDS WITH ASTHMA, ALLERGIES

SATURDAY, Feb. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Your children may already be looking forward to summer camp. But when it comes to kids with asthma[1] or allergies[2], parents need to take extra steps in planning their outdoor experience.

"Kids with allergies[3] and asthma[4] need an extra layer of preparation to ensure they stay healthy and enjoy their adventure," said Dr. Bradley Chipps, president of the American College of Allergy[5], Asthma[6] and Immunology.

"Parents have to make sure they have packed the right medications and that there's been communication with the camp in advance to keep their child's symptoms under control," he explained in a college news release.

Before the child goes to camp, consult with the youngster's allergist to assess whether the medications are effective and symptoms are under control. It's ...

News source: MedicineNet

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