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Your child's health and safety is our top priority. Please search our resource library for information on health, nutrition, fitness, injury prevention and other important topics.

Preventing Flare-Ups

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.

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 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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Caring for Your Child With Asthma

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it's especially important to help protect kids with asthma from having flare-ups.

Dealing With Triggers: Cockroaches

Find out how to limit exposure to cockroaches if they make your child's asthma or allergies worse.

Dealing With Triggers: Dust Mites

If dust mites make your child's asthma or allergies worse, here's how to limit exposure to them.

Dealing With Triggers: Irritants

If strong scents, smoke, and smog make your child's asthma or allergies worse, learn how to limit contact with these irritants.

Dealing With Triggers: Mold

If mold makes your child's asthma or allergies worse, learn how to limit exposure to it.

Dealing With Triggers: Pets

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

Dealing With Triggers: Pollen

If pollen makes your child's asthma or allergies worse, learn how to limit exposure it.