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Allergies and Asthma are Summer Camp Challenges

Allergies and Asthma are Bigger Summer Camp Challenges than Homesickness

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, ILL (April 12, 2016) – The biggest worry for some kids as they head off to summer camp is whether their IPad will get a connection in the North Woods. Others have far graver concerns, including nasal allergies, asthma and food allergies. Parents of kids with these conditions have to do homework to determine the best fit for their child. The goal is to keep kids safe while allowing them to have fun and create memories.

“Finding the right camp for your child with allergies or asthma can seem daunting, depending on how serious their symptoms are,” said allergist Bryan Martin, DO, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). “The good news is more camps understand what goes into keeping a child with allergies or asthma safe and making sure they have the right protections in place. It’s important to be specific about your child’s needs and to search for a camp that’s a good fit.”

Following are some guidelines from ACAAI for finding the right summer camp for your child with allergies or asthma.

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American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. (2016). Allergies and asthma are bigger summer camp challenges than homesickness. Retrieved from: