Asthma Problems Get Worse During Fall Season

We are entering the most dangerous time of year for children with asthma.

Researchers from the University of North Carolina found asthmatic children were over two times more likely to go to the ER in the fall than in the summer months. There was a threefold increase in outpatient visits in October and November, and hospitalizations were three and a half to five and a half times higher.


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  • by Richard on Nov 4, 2008 at 12:55 PM
    WHY?
  • by Mike Location: Havelock on Nov 4, 2008 at 10:58 AM
    Anyone care to speculate as to why this is? I don't have asthma but am very sensitive to a variety of pollen, and believe me when I tell you that ENC is the 'grandaddy' of pollen rich states. Springtime allergic reactions make sense to me, but never expect them in the fall. However, as I get older I find the fall increasingly intollerable. Perhaps (almost certainly) a connection.
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