Spring is a peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, nearly 60 million people are affected by allergies and asthma. Each year, allergies account for more than 17 million outpatient office visits with seasonal allergies account for more than half of these visits.
Asthma is the most common chronic disease among children under 18 years old. Similarly, allergies are also one of the most common diseases, which limit the activities for more than 40% of affected children during the spring and fall. There are no cures for allergies or asthma. However, both can be managed with proper prevention and treatment.
In our May webchat Brian Schroer, MD in the Department of Pediatric Allergy at Cleveland Clinic Children’s will answer your questions related to childhood allergies and asthma. As a pediatric allergy and asthma specialist, Dr. Schroer helps develop individualized management plans for patients at Cleveland Clinic Children’s through a variety of outpatient and inpatient services.
Dr. Schroer is a pediatrician for Cleveland Clinic Children’s, and is board-certified in pediatrics, internal medicine, and allergy and immunology. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Duke University, Dr. Schroer attended medical school at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. His post-graduate experience includes combined training in internal medicine and pediatrics at The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio followed by an Immunology Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Schroer has been a valued member of the Cleveland Clinic Children’s team, focusing on asthma and allergies, since 2010.
Join us as Dr. Schroer answers all of your questions about allergies and asthma, from seasonal to severe!
This Health Chat will open on
Monday, May 13, 2013
to allow you to submit questions. We will try to answer as many questions as possible during the chat. Please create an account to attend the chat and submit your questions.