Allergy – a disease that affects the education of a child

Fatigue, sleep disturbances, irritability or lack of concentration … are the immediate consequences of respiratory allergy problems affecting school children.

The effects of allergies, specifically respiratory allergies in children are perceived by their parents. Or 38% of the French have a child who suffers from allergies.

“More sensitive to allergens, chemicals and viral infections, children develop rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis,” notes Dr. Pham ThiNhan, an allergist and pediatrician at the pneumo-Necker-EnfantsMalades Hospital in Paris.


Itchy, watery eyes, stuffy nose and runny nose, sneezing … all these symptoms have an impact on their daily lives, including their schooling:

  • inability to participate in certain sports (or outdoor)
  • sleep disorders,
  • difficulty concentrating,
  • truancy, and
  • learning difficulties.

Allergy tired children, chronic inflammation leads to sleep difficulties. It has been shown that allergic to grasses have a greater risk of failure tray (located at the turn of spring and summer) than other candidates.


In addition to medication, parents ensure ventilate the room (1/4 h in summer and winter), avoid carpet cleaned regularly bedding, sheets and pillow, avoid contact with dogs and cats.

“Patient education is a mainstay of treatment that allows you to change lifestyle to adapt to his new state of sensitivity. For asthma, adherence background is also indispensable “” said Dr Pham ThiNhan.

To combat indoor air pollution, it is best to focus on natural materials, easily cleanable floors, natural cleaning, slatted bases and indoor temperatures between 18 and 20 ° C.


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