Parents and teachers are being warned to prepare for a predicted ‘Asthma Epidemic’ when children return to school next week.
According to the National Asthma Council Australia, one in ten kids with asthma are at increased risk of attack, due to an increased exposure to cold and flu viruses when children return to the classroom. Factors such as stress, change of environments, allergens and less strict management over the holidays are also to blame.
To minimise the impact of this year’s Asthma spike, the National Asthma Council Australia is urging parents to make sure their child has an up to date written Asthma action plan prepared by their doctor.
Taking preventative measures now and during the first few weeks back at school can go a long way at ensuring your asthmatic child stays at- tack free and out of hospital.