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Asthma (Topic Center)

Asthma keeps more kids home from school than any other chronic illness. Learn how to help your child manage the condition, stay healthy, and stay in school.

Air Pollution and Asthma

Ground-level ozone and other air pollutants can trigger asthma flare-ups. But there are steps you can take to minimize your child's exposure.

Allergy Shots

Many kids battle allergies year-round, and some can't control their symptoms with medications. For them, allergy shots (or allergen immunotherapy) can help.

Asthma and Sports Factsheet (for Schools)

What teachers and coaches need to know about student-athletes with asthma.

Asthma Factsheet (for Schools)

What teachers should know about asthma, and how to help students prevent and deal with flare-ups.

Asthma Flare-Ups

Find out how to deal with — and help prevent — asthma flare-ups ("attacks"), which is when asthma symptoms get worse.

Asthma Medicines

Asthma medicine comes in two main types: quick-relief and long-term control medicines. Even if a child takes a long-term control medicine regularly, quick-relief medicine is still needed to handle flare-ups.

Asthma Triggers

Triggers — things in the air, weather conditions, or activities — can cause asthma flare-ups. By knowing and avoiding triggers, you'll help lessen your child's asthma symptoms.

Asthma: Parents Talk (Video)

Hear what parents have to say about raising kids with asthma.

Can Kids and Teens With Asthma Play Sports?

Kids and teens who have asthma can and do play sports. But some activities are better than others. Find out more.