- Rigorous exercise
- Animal proteins
- House mites
TYPES OF ASTHMA
- Child-onset Asthma: This type of asthma happens because a child becomes sensitized to common allergens in the environment – most likely due to genetic reasons.
- Exercise-Induced Asthma: Some people only experience asthma symptoms during physical exertion. With proper treatment, a person who suffers from exercise-induced asthma may not have to limit his/her athletic goals.
- Steroid-Resistant Asthma (Severe Asthma): Steroid-resistant asthma refers to inflammation and constriction of the airways that does not respond to treatment with steroids.
TIPS FOR INCLUSION
- Be sure to take breaks as needed
- As a Coach, be sure to look for look for signs of asthma
- Heavy breathing
- “Tripod Position” – hunched over with hands on thighs or surface
- Cannot or unwilling to move from hunched position
- Pale or grey color in fingertips and/or lips
- What you can do
- Ask that your student use inhaler 20 minutes prior to starting an activity – remind the family to use the student’s spacer if available.
- Ask your student’s family if an asthma action plan is available
- If you believe your student may be experiencing asthma, you can ask them to recite the ABC’s. If breaks are needed, have parent and/or guardian step in or in older students, pay attention to their sentences. If breaks are needed after a sentence or two, have parent and/or guardian step in