Asthma doesn't have to slow kids down. With the right care and daily management, your
child can stay active and enjoy being a kid.
Find out about flare-ups
Learn about different types of coughs
What's a spirometry test?
Learn how to manage asthma
Know about asthma triggers
Figure out your child's medicines
Know when it's an emergency
Follow your child's asthma action plan
Printable action plan
How to use asthma devices
Talking about health with kids helps them learn. Even young kids can play a role in
their asthma care.
Our video for kids shows them how their lungs work.
Watch it together
Older kids love to learn about how the body works. They can watch our video to learn more about lungs and breathing. Plus, we have an asthma site just for kids!
Lungs & respiratory system movie
Kids' asthma center
From sports to school, teens spend a lot of time away from your watchful eye. Share the link below to remind teens how daily routines help them manage asthma.
Visit the site
Watch what happens in the lungs during an asthma flare-up.
Allergies don't cause asthma. But when kids already have asthma, having allergies can sometimes make their asthma symptoms worse.
Learn how you can help
The effect of skipping medicine depends on what kind of medicine it is.
Find out more
Some flare-ups are mild, but others can be life-threatening. Know how to spot them and deal with them right away.
See what to do
Learning to swallow a pill takes practice. Teach your child at the right time and in the right way to make it a positive experience that builds your child's confidence.
Find out how
A peak flow meter is a portable handheld device used to measure how well a person with asthma can blow air out of their lungs.