The American Asthma, Allergy and Clinical Immunology Academy Newsletter warns asthma and parents of children with asthma about the dangers of summer.
Even more attention needs to be paid to asthma children in summer!Experience shows that during vacations, during the holidays and during the holidays many people forget about regular medication, which puts you at risk of developing a severe asthma attack.
This medication provides no symptomsIf an asthma patient has been feeling well for a long time, the symptoms of the disease - wheezing, coughing, hesitancy - do not appear anymore, tend to forget about sustained treatment - warns dr. Hidvégi Edit lungs, child lungs, doctor of the Buda Allergy Center. Asthma is not a cure, but it is a treatable disease;
Children without parental supervisionIn the case of children, the time spent away from their parents is a danger, and in the bigger ones, the bigger ones at festivals often forget to take their medication at the usual time. The and there is a great need for attention, since in the new situation, factors that provoke an asthma attack - such as higher pollen load and increased physical activity - may be more common. This is why the number of asthma cases requiring emergency care, especially in children and adolescents, is rising.
What to do if you miss a medication?- If you have forgotten to use any of your regular medications in the course of your maintenance treatment, then as soon as you have noticed this, you will be looking to revert to your previous administration. Do not waste the amount left over, but make sure that you use it as soon as possible. This is because these drugs reduce the inflammation of the airways and thus prevent the onset of an asthma attack.- During this period, we should pay more attention to our symptoms, we use the peak flow meter regularly! If you have experienced worsening of these values, follow the asthma action plan.- Seizures do not need to be applied daily, unless there is a need for the values or symptoms. However, if you need more than usual after the maintenance medication is missed, it is advisable to consult with your treating physician as medication may be required.
Better prevent- In the case of a smaller child, if the parents miss a part of their parents' time, they should inform the nurses and relatives about the illness, the symptoms of the seizure and the help of the child. There are applications that alert you to medication every day, at specified times. - Before traveling, consult your child's physician and ensure there is enough medicine for your vacation. In addition to prescribing, ask your doctor for advice on what to look out for during your vacations.
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