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Q: We’re amazed that our young daughter with asthma loves swimming (indoors as well as out). We thought the water and chlorine would bother her lungs, but they don’t. Is swimming OK for, or even good for, asthma? Dr. Bassett: Generally speaking, swimming is among the best exercise choices for a child, adolescent or young […]
Climate change is driving our planet’s surge in hurricanes, wildfires, deluges and droughts. It is a new environment of extremes, where mold, pollen and pollution proliferate. And who feels the direct health effects, those with allergies and asthma.
Q: Why does asthma put a child with food allergies at higher risk of anaphylaxis than other children with food allergies? Dr. Sicherer: Asthma is a condition in which the airways narrow, become inflamed and make extra mucus. There are many triggers of asthma including airborne allergens, exercise, infections, smoke, cold air, and others. Foods that are otherwise tolerated are […]
It was a rough winter for many, but spring has finally arrived. With it comes the promise of sun, beautiful plants, and unfortunately, a whole host of seasonal allergies. What new treatments are available? How can you keep your asthma under control during asthma season? What is oral allergy syndrome and when is it severe? […]
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