The beginning of the school year can trigger allergy and asthma symptoms in children.
During this time of year, with the change of weather, allergens and environment can trigger increased mucus production and airway inflammation in the upper and lower airways. In the fall, we have increased ragweed pollen and mold spores, with children starting school, there is also increased viruses that can be passed around in the classroom. Parents need to recognize symptoms in their children such as increased cough, difficulty breathing, wheezing or shortness of breath.
If you see these symptoms in your child, bring him/her to your doctor or local allergist to see if they are having asthma symptoms.