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During an asthma flare-up (or attack), the airways in the lungs become irritated and swollen, making breathing harder.
Some flare-ups are mild, but others can be life-threatening. So it’s important to know how to spot them and deal with them right away.
Of an asthma flare-up include:
Of a severe asthma flare-up include:
Doctors usually give patients a detailed asthma action plan that includes how to prevent and handle flare-ups. If your child has an asthma flare-up, follow the plan’s treatment guidelines. Because each child’s asthma is different, each action plan will be too.
To help prevent flare-ups:
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.
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.
If your child has asthma, find out when you need to go to the ER.
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.
How can you prepare for an asthma flare-up? Find out in this article for kids.
Kids who have asthma need to take medicine. But what kind of medicine do they take and what does it do? Let’s find out.
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.
Asthma makes it hard to breathe. Find out more in this article for kids.
If you have asthma, certain things may cause you to cough and have trouble breathing. Find out more about asthma triggers in this article for kids.
Find out what can make your asthma worse, and what to do about it.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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