SUNDAY, March 12, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Planning for a safe summer camp experience requires some extra steps if your child has asthma or allergies.
An allergy expert noted that it's a huge concern for parents.
“Most kids heading off to summer camp for the first time wonder how they’ll cope sleeping in a cabin with 10 other kids, if they’ll make friends, and what exactly is in the bug juice,” said allergist Dr. Kathleen May, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI).
“Meanwhile, parents of kids with allergies and asthma are wondering if the camp is prepared to handle an emergency situation should one arise," May said in a college news release.
ACAAI offered some tips for a safe camp experience:
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has more on keeping kids with food allergies safe.
SOURCE: American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, news release, March 7, 2023
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