Managing your child’s asthma during back to school time

From returning to old routines to adopting new ones, the start of a new school year brings its fair share of challenges and opportunities.

This is certainly true for families with children who have asthma.

You can read the full article in the Markham Review.

MSH respiratory therapist Shivani Jadav uses a special teddy bear to help asthma patient Payton Walker learn to administer her asthma medication.

From returning to old routines to adopting new ones, the start of a new school year brings its fair share of challenges and opportunities.

This is certainly true for families with children who have asthma.

“Many children with asthma are at high risk of having an asthma attack during back to school time,” said Dr. Sundeep Singh Bola, a paediatric respirologist at Markham Stouffville Hospital. “Children are once again in close quarters in classrooms, flu season, which brings respiratory viruses, is ramping up and as a result, we see an increase in respiratory illnesses that can trigger asthma attacks.