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For Kids With Asthma, Allergies, New School Year Can Bring Flare-Ups

SUNDAY, Aug. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As kids head back to school, it's important for parents to keep potential asthma and allergy challenges in mind.

"In the fall, allergists see an increase in kids' visits for allergies and asthma because of a combination of factors," said Dr. Todd Mahr, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). "And hospitals see what's known as the 'September Spike' because kids who have been off asthma controller medications for the summer start experiencing flare-ups in the fall."

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