Kids with asthma can live active lives. Your child can do more than just cope with asthma symptoms. He can take control of it.
Asthma Control Means Having
- Signs of asthma fewer than two times a week
- Sleep disturbed by asthma fewer than two times a month
- No limits on activity because of asthma
- Fewer than two visits to the emergency department or oral steroid courses for asthma a year
Talk to Your Child’s Doctor About
- How asthma affects his life
- Signs of uncontrolled asthma
- Problems taking medicine
- How you can work together to make an asthma action plan for your child
Other Ways You Can Help
- Make sure your child uses controller medicine correctly every day.
- Know what makes your child’s asthma worse and how to avoid it.
- Have an asthma action plan and help your child follow it.
- Give your child’s school and day care a copy of his asthma action plan and medicine schedule.
- Visit your child’s doctor at least four times a year for asthma checkups.
Your child’s doctor, school nurse and family are the keys to controlling asthma. The Children’s Asthma Center can help develop the right treatment plan for your child.