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This week is known as Asthma Peak Week – the week out of the year when asthma episodes, attacks and hospitalizations tend to be the highest. In the third week of September, both adults and children with asthma are exposed to more asthma and allergy triggers such as ragweed pollen, respiratory infections, and dust and mold in school buildings.

It's best to start preparing for the Asthma Peak weeks, or even months in advance. But now that it's here, there are still ways you can protect yourself. An article by Forbes, "It’s Asthma Peak Week – Here’s How to Get Ready," offers some tips to stay healthy, including:

Also get familiar with the early warning signs of an asthma episode or attack. At the first sign of symptoms, follow your Asthma Action Plan. And if you start having emergency symptoms, get help right away!

You can start planning for next year now. Make a note or set a calendar reminder for next summer to talk to your doctor about ways you can prepare for the next Asthma Peak Week.

It is important to stay up-to-date on news about asthma and allergies. By joining our community and following our blog, you will receive news about research and treatments. Our community also provides an opportunity to connect with other patients who manage these conditions for support.


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