I’ve been reading Coping with Allergies & Asthma, a magazine designed to aid allergy and asthma sufferers in taking a proactive approach to improving their quality of life. It’s a great way to get a quick update on what’s going on in the allergy community.
While the magazine has a lot of great content, one article in particular stuck out to me in the March/April issue that I wanted to share with you. The article, “Don’t Let Your Child’s Asthma or Allergic Illness Define the Family,” has a great message for all allergy parents — the emotional symptoms that come along with the physical symptoms of a food allergy can be just as hard, if not harder, to deal with.
The article offers the following tips to keep family allergy anxieties in check:
- Focus on the normal elements of childhood;
- Beware of transmitting anxiety to your children;
- Have one medical hour a week to focus on the allergy; and
- Reserve time for the allergy-free siblings.
Unfortunately, the articles aren’t available on the magazine’s Web site, but a table of contents is. You can see what else was in this issue of Coping with Allergies & Asthma by clicking here.
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