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Harlie
01-30-2008, 01:13 PM
Okay so I heard that the air quality in LA area is poor or "Smogy". This only concerns me because of DS&, he has asthma and I want to know if we may have some issues with him.

Where would be the best place to go if he has an attack that his fast acting inhalers are not helping?

And is February even a bad smog month?

Thanks in advance

Albort
01-30-2008, 01:27 PM
There is one first aid per park.

DL, its by the Corn Dog Stand/Photopass center.

DCA, its by the Pacific Wharf area, more specific on the right hand side of the Tortilla factory.

If he is unmoveable, you can go to a store and have them call First Aid and they will respond quickly and if its bad, they usually will have EMTs standing by the closest gate ready to go if its really needed.

KerTggr
01-30-2008, 02:07 PM
BTW - Feb isn't usually a bad month. Is best if it has been windy, but is usually better than the more stagnant Summer months. Have fun on your trip!

jlmarr
01-30-2008, 02:20 PM
Air quality in "the OC" is generally better than LA and the inland valleys, if that helps any.

Alex2kMommy
01-30-2008, 03:11 PM
The first aid center is great!

I found a bleeding cut on my thumb, no idea where it came from, but went to the first aid station asking for a band-aid. They asked if I wanted to have someone look at it, and I said I didn't think it was necessary (it looked like a deep papercut), so they handed over two sets of bandaids, antiseptic ointment samples and alcohol wipes! (One for now, one so that I could change the dressing later.) :thumbsup2

And I'm pretty sure the person manning the desk area is a nurse; he sounded knowledgeable and was so kind, and I'm pretty sure his name tag specified he was an RN or LPN.

funnygarcia
01-30-2008, 04:14 PM
DL First Aid is ever so nice.. Friendly staff, cool comfy building if you need to rest. I developed a really bad itchy rash after getting soaked on GRR. Popped into first aid and they set me up with calamine lotion (pink or clear my choice), gloves and an exam room to apply it privately.

They are staffed with RNs with advanced life support training. (Read a job desciption for it once upon a time when I was an LPN with big dreams of working for Disney :laughing:

They have helped deliver babies inside the park, assisted at accidents, and are available whenever you need them during park hours.

As for hospital choices in the area.. just in case... I know there is a well regarded children's hospital nearby.

Mrs. Bee
01-31-2008, 09:07 PM
Air quality in "the OC" is generally better than LA and the inland valleys, if that helps any.

don't call it that.

Monkey Monkey
01-31-2008, 09:10 PM
don't call it that.

Why not?

I have friends who live in Orange County who call it The O.C., or O.C.

Quest4fun
01-31-2008, 09:15 PM
LA's air is more or less terrible year round.

Fortunately Disneyland is not in LA. It's in Anaheim which is located in Orange County which has pretty decent air quality during the Winter months.

If you're going in February, I wouldn't worry about Orange County's typically good Winter air.

That being said, there is still the chance for those infamous Santa Ana Winds showing up and kicking up a lot of dirt. Most of Orange County's freeway construction in the area has been completed so there is not a lot of junk to be kicked around. As long as there isn't a wildfire you should have a very nice trip.

Your son's asthma will not be a factor in February.

Just to clarify again. Disneyland is not in or around Los Angeles. You're closer to the ocean than you are to LA which means you get to enjoy the benefits of cleaner air. You'll definitely see smog when you look towards the mountains but that's just the smog from the inland empire which doesn't typically reach central Orange County. If you want to enjoy that LA smog, it's about 25 miles North.

Did I mention that Disneyland is not in Los Angeles?

garate55
01-31-2008, 09:18 PM
If it has been raining which I think it was the air quality does clean-up. Looks like there is more rain to come so you should be ok.

Quest4fun
01-31-2008, 09:18 PM
Why not?

I have friends who live in Orange County who call it The O.C., or O.C.


I think Mrs. B is quoting Arrested Development which is IMHO the best and most accurate show about Orange County. Too bad it was too smart for FOX primetime.

Mrs. Bee
01-31-2008, 09:18 PM
Why not?

I have friends who live in Orange County who call it The O.C., or O.C.

how old are your friends that call it "the OC?"

oh...and i was quoting one of the best t.v. shows ever.

i used to live in orange county. not THE orange county.

audrabolster
01-31-2008, 09:20 PM
Why not?

I have friends who live in Orange County who call it The O.C., or O.C.

I live here, and we all call it the OC! Thats what it was called BEFORE the show- they were so original in choosing a name.

Quest4fun
01-31-2008, 10:14 PM
I'm from there and nobody I know calls it that. Nobody did before either.

Monkey Monkey
01-31-2008, 11:34 PM
how old are your friends that call it "the OC?"

oh...and i was quoting one of the best t.v. shows ever.

i used to live in orange county. not THE orange county.

My friends are in their 30s, as am I.

Sorry I didn't catch the reference.

prettyprincessbelle
02-01-2008, 03:31 PM
They are staffed with RNs with advanced life support training. (Read a job desciption for it once upon a time when I was an LPN with big dreams of working for Disney :laughing:

They have helped deliver babies inside the park, assisted at accidents, and are available whenever you need them during park hours.


That's pretty much my dream job too!! I want to be a nurse, but a nurse for Disneyland would be the best!! :flower3:

Sunobo
02-01-2008, 06:35 PM
My daughter has moderate asthma and didn't need her rescue meds the entire trip. We were there in November so all the smoke from the fires weren't a bother. The air was fine and even the cigarette smokers in the parks were hard to find.