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Asthma: What to Know

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.

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Talk to Your Child

Talking about health with kids helps them learn. Even young kids can start playing a role in their asthma care, setting the foundation for good habits later.

Little Kids

Help little kids find out how their lungs work by watching this video together. As they learn, kids are better able to let you know when asthma flares up. This can help them feel more at ease.

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School-Age Kids

Older kids love to learn about how the body works. Share the video below, as well as this asthma mini-site created just for kids.   

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Teens

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.  

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How Asthma Affects the Airways

Watch what happens in the lungs during an asthma flare-up.

Frequently Asked Questions

During the coronavirus pandemic, it's especially important to help protect kids with asthma from having flare-ups. Keep taking care of your child's asthma. This keeps your child's lungs healthy. That way, if an infection happens, it will be easier for your child to get better.

Allergies don't cause asthma. But when kids already have asthma, having allergies can sometimes make their asthma symptoms worse.

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The effect of skipping medicine depends on what kind of medicine it is. 

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Some flare-ups are mild, but others can be life-threatening. Know how to spot them and deal with them right away.

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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.

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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.

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