Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month


May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. It is the perfect month to have the awareness because of all the wet days in April. April showers doesn't just give may flowers, but also spreads spores in the air that effects people with allergies. Usually, as part of Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month, some areas are giving people free screenings for the both.

The National Asthma and Allergy Awareness program was first recognized way back in 1984. Ronald Reagan signed a bill to recognize the awareness. This is usually when school children are educated on fitness and health. Part of the program allows younger children to understand asthma and the seriousness of asthma. Children get the chance to understand both allergies and asthma, as well as, learn how famous people have dealt with their childhood asthma.

Many children can grow out of their asthma by installing activity to their daily lives. By adding the activities, kids are allowing their lungs to become stronger: this one of the reasons why many schools have a walk-a-thon in May.

What is an allergy? An allergy is any object that you inhibit you from breathing correctly or using your senses. Asthma is a little different. Asthma can be caused by overheating or over exhausting ones self. It can also be triggered by an allergy. This will cause your chest to feel congested and tight.

Your breathing will become shallow and wheezy. They are many kinds of allergies that can affect your asthma and make you have an attack. People with asthma should be extra careful, because any allergy can cause an attack. The most difficult part of a child's attack, is trying to keep them calm. It is human nature to become panicky when our breathing or existence is being threatened.

Becoming panicky is the worst thing for any parent of an asthmatic child. You don't want to upset them, everyone needs to remain calm and administer the child an inhaler or other type of medicine. You should ask your doctor for tips or suggests on what to do if your child starts having an allergy or asthma attack.


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