Early School Radio Shows — 10 July 2013
Vacations and Asthma

What to consider when traveling with a child who has asthma.

Vacations and Asthma

When a child has a chronic condition such as asthma, it’s natural to feel a little over protective.  But kids are kids and having fun is vital.  Plus, asthma is highly manageable and it shouldn’t prevent you and your family from enjoying a normal active life, and that includes vacationing explains Dr. Gary Rachelefsky, author of Free Your Child From Asthma. “A child with asthma should go on vacation like everybody else. The family should be able to do that, but in order to do that you have to use a little common sense.  You don’t want to visit a family that has a cat if the child’s allergic to cats. When you go into a hotel room you want to make sure that they don’t have feathers in the bed.  You don’t want to have anything that the child may be allergic to.  And also take your medicine with you, but the key is to have the ability for the family to manage the asthma even on vacation, but don’t let the vacation manage the asthma.”

The Parent Report’s guest expert is Dr. Gary Rachelefsky, author of Free Your Child From Asthma.

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