Children's Health and Wellness

Asthma Plan Important

If your child has asthma, work with your child's doctor and school officials to create an effective school asthma-management program, according to the American Lung Association. These should be key points of the program: Keeping the child away from potential triggers, such as mold, dust and strong odors. Ensuring that your child takes asthma medication at regular intervals, as prescribed. Guaranteeing ready access to medications in case of an asthma attack and allowing your child to use his or her medication before exercising to prevent exercise-induced asthma.

Print Source: American Lung Association
Online Source: Asthma, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunologyhttp://www.aaaai.org/patients/gallery/asthma.asp
Online Source: American Lung Associationhttp://www.lungusa.org/
Online Source: Asthma, American Lung Associationhttp://www.lungusa.org/lung-disease/asthma/
Online Editor: Mary Harmening
Online Editor: Sinovic, Dianna
Online Medical Reviewer: Godsey, Cynthia M.S., M.S.N., APRN
Online Medical Reviewer: Lambert, J.G. M.D.
Online Medical Reviewer: Michael Steiner, MD
Date Last Reviewed: 2/2/2010
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