Category Archives: Health Updates

Asthma

Back to school time is a season where many children with Asthma will suffer a flare of symptoms.  Pollen, dust mites, animal dander and viral upper respiratory infections (colds) all contribute to “trigger” and inflame asthma symptoms.

Symptoms include:

Wheezing

Chest tightness

Cough( especially at night or with exercise)

Shortness of breath

If your child has asthma or has symptoms that might suggest asthma, please schedule an appointment. We like to see our patients with asthma in the fall and spring to ensure that they are on the correct controller medications to help prevent symptom flares.  Flu vaccines are very important to receive as well.

For more information on asthma, avoidance of triggers, controller medication and rescue medication, please visit www.healthychildren.org

Child Health Bulletin

Sunscreen

Safety in the summertime is very important!

  • Infants under six months old should avoid direct sun exposure when possible and wear protective clothing such as a hat and sunglasses.
  • Children over six months old can use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher when in direct sunlight.
  • Choose a water resistant, hypoallergenic sunscreen. Make sure to apply the sunscreen at least thirty minutes prior to sun exposure and continue to reapply every 2-3 hours.