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Managing Your Child's Asthma

  • Management and Treatment of Asthma

    Your child's asthma can be controlled with prescription medications that may help to prevent or relieve symptoms.

  • Help Your Teen Manage Asthma

    Having asthma isn’t easy, and for most kids, neither is being a teen. Here are some common teen issues and suggestions for easing your child’s concerns.

  • Your Child's Asthma: Nebulizer Treatments

    Breathing the medication straight into the lungs works better and faster than taking the medication by mouth. Nebulizer treatments take about 15 to 20 minutes.

  • In Children: Corticosteroids for Asthma

    Daily inhaled corticosteroids are a key part of the treatment for children with mild, moderate or severe persistent asthma. "The possible side effects of medication are far less important than the known effects of untreated asthma," says William E. Berger, M.D., president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

  • Your Child's Asthma: Peak Flow Meters, Oximeters, and Spirometers

    These three types of tools are used to measure how well your child's asthma is under control.

  • Asthma Medications

    Your child's health care provider will prescribe asthma medications based on your child's age, severity of symptoms, and his or her ability to take inhaled medications.