Hello @Jeb6708 and welcome! Good question and answered in part at September Asthma Epidemic . Please join in the discussions the Asthma Support forum. Depending on where you live, the topic Wildfire Season 2021 Has Started - Check In! is a place to start. Again, it's good to have you in the community.
That's a great question - why do asthma flares peak in September? It's the height of ragweed season in many areas, mold counts are rise as leaves start to fall, flu season starts, and kids head back to school and pass around respiratory viruses like colds. Also school buildings that have been closed all summer may have a build up of other allergens and irritants. All of these can be asthma triggers. COVID precautions in schools (masks, distancing, increased airflow) may help reduce some of...
We're glad you're here @Lizz . Welcome! Can you feel the approaching high season through pollens, mold, or things like return to school? I hope you'll share those ideas and how you deal with them in the Asthma Support forum too.
I have allergies and asthma. Reading a real human story like this helps remind me to keep up that constant preparation no matter how good or bad I am feeling, for both myself, and also for my son who has food allergies. I carry a large backpack purse (sometimes I put it in a rolling bag because it is so heavy). It has all our emergency medicines in it. It has gotten heavier over the years because I want to be prepared and have my inhalers (I always carry a backup of each), our epipens, an...
I have two children with asthma, and I heard about this tragedy right after it happened. It has stayed with me, and I have tried to spread this warning to as many people as possible. No one can ever bring her back, my heart breaks for you. But if it helps at all, please know that there are people out here who care ❤️
Welcome to the community @Mom5 , we're happy to have you here! Thank you for the kind thoughts and message. It so helps having advocates like you to spread these stories and educate others about the seriousness of asthma and allergies. With more education and awareness being made about triggers like September Asthma Peak Week , hopefully losses like these will lessen
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