Asthma and Children
Asthma is a common childhood problem and one that can be difficult to control. Learn about the latest treatments and preventative measures to help manage your child’s asthma.
Asthma Attack Symptoms
An asthma attack is a sudden worsening of your child’s asthma. Symptoms of an asthma attack might include wheezing, chest tightness, coughing, trouble breathing, and a drop in your child’s peak flows.
Asthma Action Plan
Having an asthma action plan, which lists all of your child’s medicines and when he should take them, can help you keep your child’s asthma under good control.
Asthma inhalers are commonly used to both treat and prevent asthma and can include albuterol inhalers, steroid inhalers, and combination inhalers.
Controlling Your Child’s Asthma
Review the preferred treatments or steps for children who have persistent asthma symptoms, including the use of long-term controller medicines such as Singulair, Pulmicort Respules, Pulmicort Turbuhaler, Advair, or Symbicort.
Learn about specific asthma triggers that can trigger or cause an asthma attack, which you may be able to avoid to limit or prevent future asthma attacks.
Review the differences between controller and quick relief asthma medications to better understand which asthma treatment is best for your child in different situations, such as when he is having an asthma attack.
An MDI (metered dose inhaler) is a pressured canister that contains a child’s asthma medicine.
A nebulizer, which is more commonly known as a “breathing machine” by parents, includes an air compressor to deliver an aerosolized breathing treatment to your child with asthma.