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Children Asthma Free Halloween

As Halloween is fast approaching, kids are becoming too excited. This is a traditional event that most children should look forward in a year. However, this event is not exciting for parents with asthmatic children.

In cases of asthmatic kids, how can they enjoy Halloween without compromising their health condition? This is a common question that most parents should consider, when letting their asthmatic kids relish the event.

If it happens that you are too anxious for the upcoming Halloween(the night of October 31, the eve of All Saints’ Day, commonly celebrated by children who dress in costume and solicit candy or other treats door-to-door) then fear no more because this article will give you the secrets to Asthma-free Halloween(respiratory disorder characterized by wheezing; usually of allergic origin). Brace yourself as you about to learn the tips for securing your child’s health during the season of tricks or treats.

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There are several things to consider, when asthmatic kids want to join any Halloween event. 

To lessen your stress and anxiety, below are the secrets of getting rid from the threat of asthma attack:

Weather Issues

October has cold climate and this is a factor that can precipitate the asthma of children. Most parents will forbid their kids from going out and ask for trick or treats, if the weather is too extreme for their condition.

To solve this, parents should let their kids wear clothes that can protect them from the cold temperature. Additionally, this is a good idea for kids to hide their identity, especially if they are wearing hero’s costumes.

Costume Issues

Halloween means wearing of costumes.

This is a traditional event wherein kids should sport their best attire to roam around the streets. However, asthmatic kids may have limited choices, when it comes to costumes and props.

To solve this, parents should avoid using costumes that can precipitate asthma attack. Costumes that are made of feathers are not suitable for asthmatic children. Moreover, using of old costumes is not a good idea, as well.

However, if you are on a tight budget and purchasing of new costume is not possible then you can still use your kid’s old costumes. Just make sure that the costume and props are well-cleaned and must be free from allergens.

Wash it thoroughly by soaking the costume in warm and soapy water. Leave it dry but ensure that clothes are free from contaminants.

Emergency Kit

Make sure that your asthmatic kid should keep their first aid kit in their bag or purse. In case of an asthma attack, they know what to do and where to find their emergency medications. Always remind them before they venture on their trick or treat journey.

For children below five years old, have someone who can accompany them. Ensure that your kids are well-supervised by an adult if you are too busy to join them. Teach your kid’s companion on how to assess the early signs of asthma attack. Moreover, teach them on how to intervene in cases of asthma attack.

Lastly, remind your child not to go near the areas that are filled with allergens. Allergens such as pollen, dust mites, and pet dander can precipitate the attack. 

Adults that are accompanying asthmatic kids should never disregard these issues. These are factors that can cause life-threatening complications for asthmatic kids.

These are the secrets for enjoying an asthma-free Halloween(the evening before All Saints’ Day; often devoted to pranks played by young people).

October means Halloween and every kid in the block are now ready to roam around for some sweet treats. Children love eating chocolates and this had become a melodramatic issue for parents with kids with Asthma. Is eating sweet Halloween treats safe for asthmatic children? 

Now that you are familiar with the precautionary measures for preventing asthma attack then it is about time to prepare your kids for their upcoming Halloween event – By Edterchelle Soriano