Just because your child has asthma, it doesn't mean they have to sit on the sidelines. In fact, playing sports and staying active not only helps your child's self esteem, it can strengthen their lungs as well. Here are some tips to help your child stay on the field and off the bench.
Don't let asthma be the reason your child can't participate in sports. If your child expresses an interest in a particular sport, work with your pediatrician to come up with a plan in case an attack occurs. This plan should also be shared with teachers as well. If your child is the new kid in school, it is important to alert teachers and the school nurse about his or her condition.
Because nobody else knows your child like you do, having an emergency plan in place will help teachers be prepared if an asthma attack should occur. Make sure your plan includes:
Be a good sport: Prevent asthma attacks in your little athlete