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Health Information For Teens
You probably have a routine for caring for your asthma at home. But at school, things might be a little different.
It’s still possible to mange your asthma — and help prevent flare-ups (“attacks”) — when you’re at school. All you need is a little preparation and planing.
The best way to control asthma is to take the medicine your doctor prescribed as directed.
Here are some other ways to keep asthma symptoms under control:
Chances are, you won’t be able to prevent every single flare-up. That means you always need to be prepared for one, especially at school. Always be able to get to your inhaler — either in your backpack or the health office. Use it whenever you need to.
If you feel a flare-up coming on, get the help you need. Don’t ignore the flare-up or hope it will go away on its own. Take charge and you’ll be breathing easier soon.
Visit our Asthma Center for information and advice on managing and living with asthma.
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.
Find out what can make your asthma worse, and what to do about it.
Sports and exercise are a good idea for people with asthma. But some activities are better than others – find out more.
Here’s steps to remove or minimize triggers at home that cause asthma flare-ups.
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.
Poor air quality can make asthma worse. Here’s what to do about it if you have asthma.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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