Parkside Allergy Clinic: Allergy Resources

View the following links for information about a variety of allergy topics.

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Asthma and Allergies

Asthma and allergies can really put the brakes being active outside. But by planning ahead and knowing the danger signs, you can still have a great time and stay safe outdoors.

Signs of asthma

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  • Wheezing
  • Chest pulling in a lot
  • Chronic cough
  • Trouble breathing at night

These could all be symptoms of asthma, and if you notice them, see your doctor. Staying active is important, even if you have asthma. It's safe to be active and play outside. You just need to control your asthma. Here are some helpful tips:

  • Use your rescue inhaler before you play or exercise
  • Take your rescue inhaler with you in case you have an asthma attack
  • Avoid campfire smoke and second hand smoke
  • Listen for air quality alerts on the news, and, on those days, play inside
  • Allergies can also be a trigger

Staying active with allergies

First, find out what causes your allergies. Do you notice it in the spring or in the fall? Do you notice them when you are outside or inside among dust and dander? Once you know you have allergies, you can use an over-the-counter antihistamine or allergy pill. You can also use salt water to rinse out your nose and sinuses.