If It’s ‘Just A Cold’, You Should Still Keep Your Kid Home

If It’s ‘Just A Cold’, You Should Still Keep Your Kid Home


If It’s ‘Just A Cold’, You Should Still Keep Your Kid Home

Like so many asthma parents out there, cold and flu season always bring my anxiety up a notch.

, mainly triggered by cold viruses. What that means is that they have extra sensitive lungs, and when they get a common cold virus – the kind that might just cause a sniffle or cough for most people – they often experience severe coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath.

And yes, they are under the care of a pulmonologist and have asthma plans and medicine that we use to control their symptoms. Luckily, as they have gotten older, the frequency of their asthma attacks have lessened, and while we use nebulizers and inhalers on the regular, it’s rarer these days that their symptoms progress into a full blown asthma attack.

Just last spring, my younger son landed in the hospital because he was having an

It’s exhausting and stressful and scary. And like so many asthma parents out there – or really any parents of a child with a medical condition that makes them more vulnerable when they catch a virus – cold and flu season always bring my anxiety up a notch.

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