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Health Information For Parents
As a parent of a child with asthma, you want to avoid the emergency room (ER) as much as possible. But it’s also important to know when going to the ER is the right choice.
Sometimes, kids with asthma need medical care very quickly. If any of these symptoms happen, see your doctor immediately, go to the ER, or call an ambulance:
Planning can make trips to the ER less stressful for you and your child. Here are some tips to try:
Well-managed asthma is rarely life-threatening. Taking asthma medicines as prescribed can help prevent severe asthma flare-ups and the need for emergency care.
Be sure to schedule and keep follow-up visits with your doctor and
to track your child’s asthma.
It’s important to monitor your child’s asthma using the written asthma action plan your doctor helps you create. This plan will outline day-to-day treatment, symptoms to watch for, and step-by-step instructions to follow during a flare-up.
Taking asthma seriously and working to manage it can make it less likely that your child will need to go to the ER.
Many kids go to the ER simply because they didn’t have their quick-relief medicines handy. Your child should have this medicine available at all times, including at school, at sporting events, and while traveling.
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.
Find out how to deal with â and help prevent â asthma flare-ups (“attacks”), which is when asthma symptoms get worse.
Find out how this written plan can help you care for your child with asthma.
Should you head to the ER when your child is hurt or ill? What about an urgent care center? Different problems need different levels of care, and you have many options.
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.
In an emergency, health care professionals will have many questions about a patient’s medical history. It’s easy to compile this information now, and it could save critical minutes later.
An asthma action plan is a written plan that helps you take control of your asthma. Get the details in this article.
Knowing what to expect when you need to take your child to the emergency room can help make it a little less stressful.
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.
If you have asthma, you want to breathe easy at home. Find out how 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.
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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