Sinusitis, and Asthma Newsletter
Table of Contents:
1. From the Editors
2. News Links
3. Allergy, Sinusitis, and Asthma Articles
4. Sinusitis Experience - Send Yours Today
5. Feature - Back to School - Kids and Asthma
to another edition of the Allergy, Sinusitis, and Asthma newsletter.
when battling a bad case of sinusitis, it's easy to feel all
alone, particularly when those around you don't fully understand
the pain that sinusitis inflicts and the power it has to mess
up your daily routine. So it's always interesting when you hear
of someone famous having sinusitis.
Bush this week is recovering from a serious bout of sinusitis.
In addition, Bush regularly suffers from seasonal allergies,
although his doctors do a good job of keeping it under control.
Maybe all those trips to Camp David weren't vacations at all!
you have fall allergies, you may be see your symptoms starting
sooner than expected. Read our news link about "Fall Allergy
Season Already in Full Swing". And speaking of allergies...
any of you who used to watch The Bachelorette, you may be familiar
with the only "reality TV" couple to have true success
- Ryan and Trista. They are expecting a baby boy soon and they're
pretty sure he'll have allergies because both Ryan and Trista
have them. So they had an environmentally friendly nursery built
by a company that is good at eliminating toxins from homes. Complete
with a special air purifier and the use of low-fume paint, they
believe that "every little bit helps." The couple are
also using organic cotton in the baby bedding.
be interesting in hearing from an allergy specialist about what
Ryan and Trista are doing. Is this is a good idea or is it better
for them to allow the baby exposure to allergens? Email me via firstname.lastname@example.org.
did you know that even superheroes sometimes suffer from asthma?
On the last episode of "Who Wants to be a Superhero?",
Whip-Snap was forced to use her asthma inhaler after running
around Six Flags Magic Mountain.
now, on to the rest of this issue's updates...
are the most recent major media articles concerning
allergies, asthma, and sinusitis:
Daily Star: Area
Doctors: Patients Don't Follow Orders
Quote: "...Do you finish all your antibiotics after getting a sinus infection
or strep throat? Do you keep taking your medication, even after you feel better?
You’re not alone if you don’t..."
Air Aggravates Asthma Sufferers
Quote: "...Atlanta is ranked the number
one most challenging city in the United States
for asthma sufferers, because of the climate,
pollution and pollen. On Wednesday, the city
lived up to that reputation..."
Allergy Season Already in Full Swing
Quote: "...It may be summer, but the fall allergy
season has officially begun — with a bang.
According to the Kagen Allergy Report, people face
very high risks for allergy symptoms this week. Primary
allergens include nettles, ragweed, grass and English
SINUSITIS AND ASTHMA ARTICLES
are the most recent articles, published by NEWSdial.com, that
deal with allergies, sinusitis, and asthma:
a Dust Free Bedroom
Part of fighting allergies is getting rid of the
allergens in your home. This article provides great tips
on creating a dust free bedroom... Click
here to read the entire
Connection Between Allergies and Sinusitis
This article explores the connection between allergies and sinusitis and includes
information on symptoms and treatment... Click
here to read the entire article.
Let Allergies Ruin Your Wedding Day
Before you have your wedding, be sure to read these tips on being prepared so
that allergies don't ruin your wedding... Click
here to read the entire article.
EXPERIENCE - Send
Our most popular sections are the sinusitis experiences, allergy experiences,
and asthma experiences. This is because those reading the experiences can relate
to the author. Help us build out our experiences section by sending in your experience
today. You can email it to email@example.com.
to School - Kids and Asthma
Back-to-school time is always tough for 11-year-old Mark Janiga – not
just because he leaves behind the fun of summer vacation, but also
because it’s the time of year when his asthma starts to get
start of the school year is kind of my bad season,” says
Janiga, who is treated for asthma at the University of Michigan
Health System. “All the leaves fall down, and the pollen
starts to grow and makes me congested.”
many of the 9 million children in this country who have asthma,
Janiga needs more than just pencils and notepads when he returns
to the classroom each fall. He requires easy access to his inhaler
and other medications, and the awareness of his teacher and school
officials about his condition.
need to make sure the school has some sort of mechanism to get
asthma medications to their child, whether they carry their own
inhaler or rescue medicine, or if they have it in the nurse’s
office where the student can get it,” says Andrew Singer,
M.D., clinical instructor in the Department of Internal Medicine’s
Division of Allergy and Immunology and in the Department of Pediatrics
and Communicable Diseases at the University of Michigan Medical
start of the school year coincides with one of the worst allergy
seasons, Singer notes, when asthma attacks can be triggered by
pollen or ragweed. Adding to the problem, he says, viruses such
as the rhinovirus, which causes the common cold, tend to spread
around schools during the first few weeks of the year.
can exacerbate the impact of a child’s asthma and set them
up for hospitalizations, emergency room visits or the need for
more medications,” he says.
more children develop asthma, the impact on their academic lives
also is increasing. Singer notes that some 14 million school
days are lost each year because of asthma.
asthma in children and adults is associated with allergies such
as hay fever (allergic rhinitis), reactions to dogs or cats,
food allergies, or second-hand smoke, he says. Other triggers
can include exercise, stress and sudden changes in temperature.
occurs when there is an inflammation in the airwaves, which causes
reversible episodes of wheezing or coughing. Asthma attacks (also
known as asthma episodes) can be mild, or they can be so severe
that they are fatal.
medications can be used to help prevent asthma attacks, and they
are available as pill and inhaled medications. Rescue medications – known
as bronchodilators – act quickly to help the airways open
up during an asthma attack.
asthma can have an impact on one’s quality of life, Mark
Janiga and his family aren’t willing to let him miss out
on activities at school. “I just feel that a child with
asthma can do anything they want to, as long as they have the
right medication and the right maintenance control,” says
Mark’s mother, Joanne Janiga.
Janiga puts it another way: “My asthma won’t stop
me from playing.”
Asthma and School
Here are five facts from kidshealth.org and the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention:
Asthma is one of the leading causes of school absenteeism, with
about 14 million school days lost each year due to the condition.
Low-income populations, minorities and children in inner cities
experience more hospitalizations and death related to asthma.
The child’s teacher and school nurse should know the medications
the student takes and the dosages, the student’s asthma
triggers, and how to recognize the early symptoms of a flare-up.
Parents may want to request that the school make changes to decrease
the child’s exposure to triggers, such as using dust-free
chalk or dry-erase boards, and avoiding perfumed cleaning products
With proper management of children’s asthma, most can fully
participate in school activities, including games at recess and
sports during gym class.
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