If your kids ever complain about getting dizzy during exercise, asthma may be the reason. Dr. Lippitt asks her patients if they ever feel faint or have rapid heartbeats after running around, especially kids older than 5.
If your child struggles with asthma, you should make sure he has an emergency inhaler at school. Many schools don't allow children to keep their medications on hand, but regardless, the kids should discuss with their physician the rules and regulations of an inhaler. "They should know what the signs are and how many times a day is appropriate to take their rescue inhaler before seeking medical attention, especially if kids are treating themselves," Dr. Lippitt says.
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