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Children With Asthma Need An "Action Plan" Before Camp, Other Activities Begin This Summer, National Jewish Nurse Explains

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July 18, 2000
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National Jewish Medical And Research Center
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Most children associate summer with outdoor entertainment like swimming, camping and soccer. For children with asthma, however, summer can be a dangerous season. But parents can take several steps to help keep them safe.

DENVER -- Most children associate summer with outdoor entertainment like swimming, camping and soccer. For children with asthma, however, summer can be a dangerous season. But parents can take several steps to help keep them safe. Creating an asthma action plan, with the assistance of the child’s doctor, can help ensure a safe, fun-filled summer. For those children who spend time at summer camp, a checklist of some asthma triggers can greatly assist the child’s counselors and make camp time more enjoyable. The trigger list might include sensitivities and allergens such as exercise, molds and pollens, perfumes and strong odors, trees and grasses, insect stings and animal dander.


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National Jewish Medical And Research Center. (2000, July 18). Children With Asthma Need An "Action Plan" Before Camp, Other Activities Begin This Summer, National Jewish Nurse Explains. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 17, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/06/000627135556.htm
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