Atlanta Allergy’s own Dr. Erinn Gardner appeared on The Weather Channel talking about fall allergies and asthma.
Studies show that a very high number of annual hospital admissions for asthma in children occur in September, just a few weeks after school begins. There are several reasons for this. First, respiratory infections are one of the causes of asthma exacerbations. Children go back to school and begin to share germs. For asthmatics, cooler temperatures and dryer air can also cause asthma symptoms.
Fall can be a bad time for those with seasonal allergies since fall pollens are at their peak in September. Ragweed and specific trees are to blame in the fall. Nearly 80 percent of all children with asthma also have allergies, which can trigger an asthma attack.
Children with asthma and allergies can lead full, healthy lives. See one of the board certified allergists at Atlanta Allergy & Asthma for an asthma management plan and enjoy all that the fall season has to offer!