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How to Prevent Asthma-Child
There are no known ways to prevent your child from developing asthma. However you can help your child reduce his or her chance of triggering an asthma attack, by taking the following steps:
- Know what your child is allergic to and avoid known triggers.
- Use hot water to wash linens.
- Use hypoallergenic pillows and mattress covers.
- Avoid foods that your child is allergic to.
- Avoid exposure to tobacco smoke.
- If your child is older than six months old, have her get a yearly seasonal flu shot. Also get the pandemic H1N1 flu vaccine once it is available.
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright ©2013 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved. Source: EBSCO