What You Need to Know about the Asthma “Fall Peak”

Photography by Michael Alberstat

Do you have an asthmatic child? Depending on your child’s specific triggers, certain seasons may be worse than others, so pay attention to the calendar. For instance, seasonal allergies can exacerbate symptoms, and allergists talk about a “fall peak”—with some families taking a lax approach to meds over the summer, and a spike in viruses when school starts (especially rhinovirus, a.k.a. the common cold), the early fall is bad for asthmatics.

If you have a child with asthma, or suspect that you might, learn everything you need to know here.

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