19815 Bay Branch Rd
Andalusia, Alabama 36420
(334) 222-2523
HELPLINE: 1-877-530-0002



Facebook    

 

SCAMHC is an approved Mental Health site for the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment program.  Find out the program details and see if you qualify by visiting: http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/

SCAMHC is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer and maintains a Drug-Free Workplace

 

 

 

 


powered by centersite dot net
Child & Adolescent Development: Overview
Resources
Basic InformationMore InformationLatest News
1 in 3 U.S. Parents Won't Get Flu Shots for Their Kids: SurveyKids Much Less Prone to Coronavirus Infection Than Adults: StudyImmune System Clues to Why COVID Is Easier on KidsFDA Warns of Danger From 'Benadryl Challenge,' Asks TikTok to Remove VideosAfter COVID-19 Exposure, When Can Young Athletes Resume Play?Kids Who Need Steroids Face Risk of Diabetes, Other IllsMom-to-Be's Pot Use Linked With Higher Odds for Kids' Mental WoesKids Often Hit Hard by Death of Beloved Pet, Study FindsHolidays Can Be a Fright for Kids With Food AllergiesHow to Help Ensure Your Students Get Enough SleepAs Schools Reopen, Many Students, Staff Live With High-Risk Family MemberBlack Kids at Higher Odds for ADHDProbiotic Might Help Ease Children's EczemaMore Than 1 in 3 U.S. Pediatricians Dismiss Vaccine-Refusing FamiliesDeath From COVID-19 Very Rare for Americans 21 and Under: ReportAre School Lunches a Ticket to Healthy Eating?Fewer Kids May Be Carrying Coronavirus Without Symptoms Than Believed: StudyAre At-Home 'Learning Pods' the Right Fit for Your Family?Kids at 2 Utah Day Cares Easily Spread COVID to FamiliesChildren Use Both Sides of the Brain to Understand LanguagePlaying Football at Young Age Doesn't Slow Concussion Recovery in CollegeYouth Vaping Down, But Still Popular: CDCOver Half a Million U.S. Kids Already Infected With COVID-19Rates of Child Hospitalization Similar Between COVID-19, Flu: StudyFirst Trial of Gene-Targeted Asthma Rx in Kids Shows PromiseKids Can Have Coronavirus And Antibodies at Same Time: StudyKeep School Sports Safe During PandemicCOVID-19 Precautions Extend to Car Seats, Seat BeltsAHA News: How to Keep Kids Active While Learning From Home – and Why That's VitalDoes TV And Computer Time Affect Kids' Math, Reading?Kids, Teens Usually Have Mild COVID-19 Infections, Rarely Fatal Ones: StudyUSDA Extends Free School Meals Program Amid PandemicTime Spent in Nature Boosts Kids' Well-BeingSweet-Tooth Tendencies Change as Kids Get Older: StudyA Guide to Managing Children's Diabetes During COVID-19U.S. COVID Cases Pass 6 Million, With Infections Rising in YouthsArtificial Pancreas Controls Diabetes in Kids 6 and Up, Clinical Trial ShowsAHA News: As the Coronavirus Upends Schools, Experts Say Don't Forget the ArtsOne Pandemic Silver Lining: Fewer Severe Asthma Attacks in KidsPandemic Learning Can Strain Children's EyesObesity in Youth Could Be Big Risk Factor for MSDon't Count on Vitamin D to Ease Childhood AsthmaHow to Keep Your Kids Trim Through QuarantineFlu Shots for Kids Protect Everybody, Study ShowsPlay It Safe With Allergies, Asthma During Pandemic School YearAnorexia Often Stunts Girls' Growth, Study FindsHelp Your Child Cope With Back-to-School JittersHigh Viral Loads Make Kids 'Silent Spreaders' of COVID-19Many Child Abuse Cases May Be Going Unreported During PandemicPharmacists in All U.S. States Can Give Kids Childhood Shots
Questions and AnswersVideosLinksBook Reviews
Related Topics

ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Childhood Mental Disorders and Illnesses
Parenting

Play It Safe With Allergies, Asthma During Pandemic School Year

HealthDay News
by -- Serena McNiff
Updated: Aug 21st 2020

new article illustration

FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As parents deal with the uncertainty surrounding school this year, allergies and asthma may not be top of their minds.

But even during a pandemic, parents of children with allergies and asthma need to consider the added risks their children may face, one allergist says.

Many school districts "are still trying to determine how kids will return to school this fall," said J. Allen Meadows, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI).

"The first priority is, of course, keeping children safe if they will be attending classes in person. As allergists, we need to examine not only how kids with allergies and asthma might be affected by the normal classroom risks, but how COVID-19 might also affect their health," he said in a college news release.

Meadows and fellow experts from the ACAAI offered some factors for parents of children with allergies and asthma to consider if their kids are returning to the classroom:

  • Breathing well with a mask: While, theoretically, this should not be true, some people with asthma feel that wearing a mask makes it more difficult to breathe. Since wearing a mask is essential to curbing the spread of the new coronavirus, parents may want to get their child accustomed to wearing a mask before returning to school by having them wear one for an hour or two while still at home.
  • Allergy symptoms probably will not go away: Wearing a mask to prevent COVID-19 certainly won't make symptoms worse, but it's unlikely to block allergens from entering a child's system. Parents should not rely on masks to prevent their children's allergies and asthma. Children should be up to date on prescriptions and have their symptoms under control, as with any school year.
  • Keep the flu away: As always, make sure your child gets the flu vaccine when it becomes available.
  • Bagged lunch: Many schools are recommending that all children bring lunch from home to eat at their desk, rather than gathering in a cafeteria. If your child has food allergies, remind them not to share food with others.
  • Stick to the usual routine: Remember that for children with asthma and allergies, COVID-19 is not the only concern. Provide school nurses and teachers with your child's asthma or allergy management plan.

More information

There's more about managing allergies and asthma during the coronavirus pandemic at the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.