It can be difficult for any parent to send their young child off back to school, especially for those first couple of days, but imagine if your child had asthma. You probably would never want to let him or her out of your sight, but that’s unrealistic. The last thing in the world you’d want to happen is for your child to have an asthma attack at school and you’re not there!

The reality is that approximately 6.8 million children are living with asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Furthermore, African-American children are nearly 2x more likely to have asthma compared to white children. understands your concerns as a parent of a child who has asthma, so I spoke with Dr. Bola Oyeyipo, a family physician in San Antonio, Texas and co-founder of to bring you these five tips to help keep your child safe and healthy this year and for many more years to come.

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