Asthma and Allergies

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions on asthma and allergies.

Who should be given a copy of a child’s asthma action plan at school?

Having an asthma action plan for your child is important, and making sure copies are in the hands of the right people is essential.

You should make sure to give a copy of your son’s or daughter’s asthma action plan to school staff, including his or her teacher, school nurse, gym teacher, coaches and the school office, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Keeping your child’s school informed about their asthma triggers – things that make the asthma worse – and how to care for the asthma is the best way to make sure they have the support they need while at school, according to the NIH.

For more information about who needs to have a copy of your child’s asthma action plan, talk with your doctor.

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Source: Anessa Alappatt, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; J. Douglas Aldstadt, MD, Family Physicians of Englewood; Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Michael Chunn, MD, Michael A. Chunn, MD, Family Practice; Chandan Gupta, MD, Monroe Medical Center; Joseph Leithold, MD, Woodcroft Family Practice; Anne Reitz, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Grenetta Ritenour, CNP, Jamestown Family Medicine; Melinda Ruff, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Marcus Washington, MD, Premier Health Family Medicine; Mark Williams, MD, Beavercreek Family Medicine