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8 Parenting Tips for Kids with Asthma

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Asthma has become one of the most widespread childhood diseases, and scientists have multiple theories as to why. But if you’re a parent and your child has asthma, all you care about is keeping him or her healthy.

Here are 7 tips to do just that:

  1. Don’t fall behind on doctors’ visits. There are a variety of effective symptoms for asthma control, so make sure to stay in contact with your family to find the right one.
  1. Get help when your child’s symptoms worsen. Depending on the severity of symptoms, smart responses to asthma events range from calling your physician to going to the emergency room.
  1. Get a flu shot. Viral infections aggravate asthma, so getting the flu could set off an asthma attack.
  1. Feed your child colorful fruits and veggies. All that color comes from what are called flavonoids and carotenoids. These help with respiratory health.
  1. Demand good handwashing habits. One study lasting two years found that regular handwashing and sanitizing significantly reduces asthma flare-ups.
  1. Feed your child oily fish. Fish oil seems to lessen asthma risk, studies show.
  1. Manage your stress. Stress is a key asthma trigger, so setting a good example for stress management will help your child manage asthma down the line. Try yoga or meditation if it appeals to you.

Does your child suffer from asthma? See if he or she qualifies for IMMUNOe’s clinical research study on asthma in children today!

Source: http://www.everydayhealth.com/columns/white-seeber-grogan-the-remedy-chicks/ways-parents-can-help-their-kids-manage-asthma/

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