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Understanding Asthma

When your child is diagnosed with asthma, you may wonder what that means. Will he still be able to play outside with his buddies? Are there ways to avoid asthma episodes or attacks? What’s happening in his lungs when he struggles to breathe?

The more you know, the more you can help your child grow up active, healthy, and confident in his ability to manage his asthma. This section will ground you in the basics and provide strategies for reducing asthma triggers.

  • photo of father and son talking to show example of how you and child can manage his or her asthma

    Information you need to know about managing your child's asthma .

  • photo of a child blowing bubbles to show example of how asthma effects your child's body

    Learn how asthma affects your child's body, and the ways it can be managed.

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    An overview of the things that may set off your child's asthma symptoms.

Asthma Triggers
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Learn how controlling triggers can reduce your child’s asthma symptoms.

Asthma Action Plan
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Use this convenient form to help manage your child’s asthma.

Medicine Quiz
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Take this quiz to get answers about your child's asthma medicines.