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Asthma

Asthma

Asthma makes it hard to breathe. But with treatment, the condition can be managed so that kids can still do the things they love. Learn all about asthma.

Asthma 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.

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.

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.

Can the Weather Affect My Child's Asthma?

Sometimes, the weather can affect a child's asthma symptoms. Here are some tips for dealing with it.

Dealing With Triggers: Pets

Do pets make your child's allergies or asthma worse? Here's how to handle it.

Definition: Exercise-Induced Asthma

Some people have exercise-induced asthma, which means that their asthma symptoms (such as coughing, wheezing, or shortness of breath) are triggered by exercise or physical activity.

Exercise-Induced Asthma

Many kids with asthma have symptoms when they exercise. But with careful management, they usually can do anything their peers can do.