According to the American Lung Association, asthma is the most common chronic condition in children, affecting 6.1 million children under 18 in the U.S. If your child is part of this group, Lisa Sammon, DO, pediatric allergist/immunologist at Akron Children’s Hospital says being prepared is the best way to manage asthma and reduce severe complications. […]
Allergies or COVID-19: How to tell the difference?
Before COVID-19, parents wouldn’t think twice about sending kids to school with a sniffle and some tissues. Now, deciding whether a stuffy nose is from pollen or the onset of COVID-19 is a real concern for families. “Allergies are very prevalent in the general population. It is not uncommon for patients to experience various nasal […]
4 Tips for surviving fall allergies
As the days become shorter, soon northeast Ohioans will welcome the fall harvest and festivities along with a new pollen season. Fall can be a beautiful time of the year when the weather finally cools from the humid and dry summer. However, the end of summer brings upon ragweed season which begins to pollinate in August and […]
What you need to know to relieve your child’s springtime allergies
May flowers often aren’t the only thing blooming after April showers. Springtime allergens from tree pollen, grasses and weeds can wreak havoc on children’s allergies causing severe allergy symptoms. “Interestingly, it’s a misconception that flowers cause springtime allergens,” said Dr. Lisa Sammon, a pediatric allergist and immunologist at Akron Children’s Hospital. “Flowers don’t release pollen […]
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