Healthy Tips for Ghosts ˜N' Goblins with ASTHMA

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Healthy Tips for Ghosts ˜N' Goblins with ASTHMA

Saskatoon, October 27--With the sounds of œTrick or Treat “ smell my feet, Give me something good to eat, right around the corner it is important for parents with children with asthma to take these extra precautions to ensure their children have a safe and fun Hallowe'en.

  • If your child would like to use face paint for their scary face, test the face paint on a small area of their skin before Hallowe'en night;
  • Your child should carry the blue inhaler at all times, especially on Hallowe'en;
  • Ensure your child's asthma is under control so this once-a-year activity will not be missed;
  • Review with your child who they can call on for help if they begin to have breathing problems;
  • Remind your child not to taste any of the goodies until a parent has removed items that they could react to;
  • Contact your Lung Association and speak to one of our certified respiratory educators if you have any questions.
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Asthma is a serious, chronic lung disease that makes breathing difficult and affects 16 “ 22% of our children and 8.3% of the adult population. Asthma signs and symptoms can change over time or depending on the situation. People with asthma often have one or more of these symptoms: wheezing, chest tightness, coughing, or feeling short of breath, says Jan Haffner, VP of Health Initiatives and a Certified Asthma Educator for The Lung Association. Anyone with one or more of these symptoms should consult their doctor.

Established in 1911, The Lung Association is the oldest health charity in our province. We are the leading source for science-based information, research, education, support programs and advocacy on lung heath issues in Saskatchewan. We are available during regular office hours should you require assistance or information regarding lung health.

For further information or to arrange an interview contact:
Stella Spanos
(306) 343-9511 or 1-888-566-LUNG (5864)
stella.spanos@sk.lung.ca
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