Halloween and Asthma: Don’t Let Allergies or Asthma Get in the Way of Halloween Fun

halloween and asthma - little girl with pumpkinBy Steven Julius, MD, Pediatric Pulmonologist

Wearing masks made of latex and taking hayrides are among the Halloween festivities that could be risky for children with asthma, according to the American Lung Association. And we can’t forget about the happiness and entertainment that pumpkins on display bring on the wonders of Halloween. But what happens if you leave that pumpkin sitting out for too long?

The association advises parents to be proactive about managing their child’s asthma to ensure that Halloween is the fun, safe and enjoyable event it’s meant to be.

Here is a list of things parents can consider to help kids with asthma this Halloween:


Steven Julius, MD, is a pediatric pulmonologist at Mission Children’s Hospital. Meet Dr. Steven Julius [1].
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