Watch your children closely for allergic reactions when they are eating new foods. If hives or breathing issues appear after eating, take them to a doctor for an allergy test. Any food allergy might serve as a warning sign of future asthma. Be sure to get the flu vaccine every year. It’s a good idea to be prepared and vaccinated, even if you normally sail through cold and flu season without incident. If you have asthma attacks, you have a greater chance of seriously suffering from sinus and respiratory infections of the flu.
A support group can offer empathy and information about new treatments and medication. Asthma can be severe enough to keep you away from social activiites. A support group also makes it easier to keep up to date on advancements in asthma science or new medications that come on the market.