Asthma can be a serious disease, and affect your family's life. Whether you
have an infant, older child or teen with asthma, you can find information here that will
help make the job of managing your child's asthma easier.
Click on these pages to find information geared to each age group:
Click on these sections to find better ways to deal with your child's asthma:
How do I tell my child about asthma? Do you wonder how to explain
asthma to your small child? Here are ideas to help you do it well.
Basic Asthma Information: Need to know some basic information about asthma? Find out what you need to know.
Inhalers: Inhalers can work well to help keep asthma under control,
but only if they are used correctly.
Steroids: Inhaled and oral steroids are often necessary treatments for asthma. Get answers to your concerns about them here.
Stay home or go to school? It can be hard to know when you should keep your child home from school and when they are okay to go. Find our tips for making a good choice here.
Working with health care professionals: Sometimes it's hard to know the best ways to work with a health care provider to get the best asthma care. Our tips on getting the most out of your asthma check-ups.
Asthma Medications: The medications used to treat asthma can be confusing.
Here is a listing of medications and how to use them.
Exercise and Asthma: You know your child should exercise, but how does asthma fit into the
picture? Learn all about asthma and exercise. Tips on finding the best type of activity for your child with asthma.
Asthma at School: By working with school staff, you can help make sure your child has a healthy school year. Use our
checklist to make sure you don't forget things that can make
a difference. Learn about the law that allows kids to carry their inhalers with them at
Asthma at Daycare: Many parents have concerns about how their
child's asthma will be handled at their daycare.
Frequently Asked Questions: Have a question about
asthma? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section to see if the answer is already there.
Smoking and Asthma: Smoking and asthma shouldn't
mix. Learn all about the effects of smoking and secondhand smoke on people with asthma, and find resources
to help smokers quit.