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Classroom Triggers for Asthma and Allergies

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Allergies and Children

For children with allergies and asthma, returning to school presents a maze of questions not related to math or science class: Are there peanuts in that birthday treat a classmate brought in? Will the class pet trigger asthma symptoms? Is there mold in the bathroom that will cause sneezing and coughing?

Recognizing these challenges and having a plan for avoiding them will keep students focused on their school work and not their symptoms. Allergies and asthma account for over 14 million missed school days a year, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma