The Asthma Society of Ireland is warning parents to take care this month due to a rise in hospital visits and admissions of children with asthma.
September is one of the riskiest times of the year for people with asthma, especially children.
And doctors are warning that the 3,506 children in Donegal with asthma face an increased risk of their condition causing problems at ‘Back to School’ time.
Asthma Consultant, Dr Muhammed Tariq, said: “Every September I see a notable increase in the number of children admitted with respiratory conditions. In the past 24 hours, one third of the children admitted to my hospital were admitted with respiratory problems caused by viral infections at this time of the year, it is very common in September.
“The September Asthma Peak is caused mainly by viral infections and is particularly dangerous for children with asthma who have slipped out of their asthma management routine over the summer months. These children are particularly at risk of their asthma leading to a hospital visit.”
This year, the Asthma Society of Ireland is recommending that parents of children who have asthma to use its September Survival Guide to ensure their children do not end up in hospital.
The September Survival Guide consists of the following steps to help keep your child safe this September:
If parents or teachers have any questions on managing your child’s asthma, they can now send them to the Asthma Society of Ireland on Facebook (@asthmasociety) and a respiratory nurse specialist will get back to you within three working days. If you would like to speak to a respiratory nurse, free call 1800 44 54 64 to make an over the phone appointment.Tags: