At Windom Allergy our doctors’ kids are going back to school and we hope yours are too. Encountering contagious diseases is nothing new for school children, with several conditions being more dangerous than coronavirus in the pediatric population, e.g. influenza and meningitis. Kids with asthma typically flare with ‘colds’ and other viruses, but the current virus doesn’t appear to be any worse in those with asthma compared to those without it. Staying on regularly prescribed medications allow people with asthma to handle viruses and other obstacles in their path.
One of the few positive effects of this pandemic period is the attention focused on minimizing the spread of respiratory pathogens. With numerous measures in place to reduce transmission of a virus from one student to another, you should feel comfortable to once again send your children off to school this fall.