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For most kids with asthma, their symptoms can be controlled — sometimes so well that flare-ups are rare. But learning about asthma (what treatments to take and when, what triggers to avoid and when) can be the hardest part of asthma care.
Don’t be discouraged. Learn as much as you can, talk to others living with asthma, read up on asthma, and discuss any concerns with your child’s doctor.
Once you and your family are used to dealing with asthma, it will become a normal part of your routine. These tips can put you on the right path.
A peak flow meter is a handheld tool that measures how well your child can blow air out of the lungs. It can tell if airways are getting narrow and blocked, and whether your child is at risk for a flare-up.
Asthma keeps more kids home from school than any other chronic illness. Learn how to help your child manage the condition, stay healthy, and stay in school.
Asthma makes it hard to breathe. But with treatment, the condition can be managed so that kids can still do the things they love. Learn all about asthma.
Find out how to deal with â and help prevent â asthma flare-ups (“attacks”), which is when asthma symptoms get worse.
During a flare-up or attack, it’s hard to breathe. While some flare-ups are mild, others can be life threatening, so it’s important to deal with them right away.
Use this printable sheet to help reduce or prevent flare-ups and emergency department visits through day-to-day management of your child’s asthma.
Triggers â things in the air, weather conditions, or activities â can cause asthma flare-ups. By knowing and avoiding triggers, you’ll help lessen your child’s asthma symptoms.
Visit our Asthma Center for information and advice on managing and living with asthma.
Asthma means breathing problems. Find out what’s going on in the lungs and how to stay healthy, if you have it.
Lots of teens have asthma. Here are tips on keeping it under control so you can prevent (or manage) a flare-up at school.
Asthma is more common these days than it used to be. The good news is it’s also a lot easier to manage and control.
When things are confusing, a plan really helps. Check out this asthma action plan, which you can print out and use to manage breathing trouble.
An asthma action plan is a written plan that helps you take control of your asthma. Get the details in this article.
How can you prepare for an asthma flare-up? Find out in this article for kids.
If you have asthma, you’ll want to have an asthma action plan. Find out more in this article for kids.
Asthma makes it hard to breathe. Find out more in this article for kids.
Asthma is a lung condition that makes it hard to breathe. Learn all about asthma here.
Use this printable sheet to help manage your asthma.
Asthma flare-ups, or attacks, can be handled, but it’s even better if you can prevent them from happening. Find out how to deal with flare-ups.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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