Helping Your Child Manage Chronic Conditions

Helping Your Child Manage Chronic Conditions

If your child is dealing with a chronic condition, it can affect many aspects of their life. It can be difficult to pay attention in class if they’re dealing with pain and certain chronic conditions can affect their ability to participate in school activities. It’s important that you work with your child’s pediatrician to create a plan to manage their chronic conditions. If your child is dealing with an attack, they should be prepared with ways to manage their symptoms and continue with their day.

Helping Children Manage Chronic Conditions

There are many chronic conditions that children might deal with. Some common chronic conditions include:

  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Food allergies
  • Obesity

When your child is dealing with any of these issues, it’s important that your child’s teachers understand and are prepared for any situations that may occur during school. Each condition is treated differently, and you should know what your child’s symptoms and specific needs might be.

Depending on the condition that your child is struggling with, there are many ways to manage each one. With asthma, they may need an inhaler for relief during an asthma attack. They may also need medications each day to lessen their symptoms. For both allergies and asthma, there are specific triggers that could cause a situation. It’s important to help your child avoid these triggers as best as possible.

If your child has diabetes, it’s important that they’re getting their medication and that they have a balanced diet. Exercise is also crucial for every chronic condition that your child might deal with.

Contact Your Pediatrician Today

Chronic conditions do not have to take over your child’s life. Contact your pediatrician today to find out how you can help your child manage their chronic condition and help them live the best life that they can.

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31 Hall Dr.
Amherst, MA 01002
Tel: (413) 253-3773
Fax: (413) 256-0215
Email: [email protected]

Patient Care Hours:
8:00 AM - 4:45 PM: In-office and MyChart Telehealth visits
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: MyChart Telehealth visits only

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM: MyChart Telehealth visits only

* Please note: It is our policy that we do not approve referral requests for visits to outside urgent care centers during times that our office is open.

We are open for urgent visits only on most Holidays. However, our office is closed on the following holidays:

- New Year's Day
- Easter Sunday
- Memorial Day
- July 4th
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day

For urgent concerns, you can always reach an on-call provider, even when our office is closed.