Asthma Symptoms Pick-Up When Kids Head Back To School
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on September 06, 2013 @ 8:42AM
Created on September 05, 2013 @ 5:32PM
Children have been back to school for at least a couple weeks now. Unfortunately, doctors say this is the time when asthma attacks are on the rise. Studies show every year around two weeks into the school year, a few different factors cause children's asthma to trigger.
According to Dr. Alicia Maddix with United Hospital Center, these triggers are inflammation of the air way, swelling, and mucus production.
Asthma is exactly that, when you have trouble breathing due to your airway somehow being blocked.
"The number one reason for kids is colds and the flu. They get back into school that's when cold and flue season starts, so they're getting viral infections which is a big trigger for kids. Another big one is allergies," said Dr. Maddix.
If you or your child is having trouble breathing and could possibly have asthma, see your doctor as soon as possible.
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