If you have asthma, you're not alone. Lots of kids have it — and lots take medicine
to breathe better.
You can learn to handle asthma flare-ups. Find out how to tell if a flare-up is coming, and how to prevent them.
Follow your asthma action plan
"Trigger" is a word for something that brings on an asthma flare-up.
Learn about triggers
Make your house asthma-safe
When you already have asthma, having allergies can sometimes make it worse.
Find out why
Taking medicine helps control asthma. Find out what they do and how you take them.
How asthma medicines work
Long-term control medicines
What's the difference between a nebulizer and an inhaler?
Find out how to use your asthma treatments here.
Yes! Being active is a good idea. It helps your lungs get stronger, so they work better.
Get tips on exercise and sports
Your care team will help you figure out if weather makes your asthma worse.
Find out what to do
Some kids with asthma can have pets — it depends on the pet and the person's asthma.
Get tips and advice
Be sure teachers and school nurses have your asthma action plan so they know what to do.
If family or friends smoke around you, tell them it makes your asthma worse.
See what to do
When the air pollution is high, it's best to stay inside and run the air conditioning if you can.
Read more tips