Asthma & Allergies

Asthma & Allergies

Allergies are sensitivities to things in the environment, like pollen, animal dander, feathers, dust, or mold. The person may react to these allergens with itching, sneezing, hives, or an anaphylactic reaction. Sometimes an allergy can trigger an asthma attack. In asthma the airways become inflamed, narrow, or blocked, making it hard to breathe. Signs and symptoms of an asthma attack include wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing.

Asthma and allergies in children include the following topics:

  • allergic rhinitis
  • behavior and asthma
  • breast milk allergy
  • cold urticaria
  • exercise induced asthma
  • food allergies
  • gastroesophageal reflux and asthma
  • hives
  • latex allergy and latex hypersensitivity
  • molds
  • reactive airway disease

Our Journey with Asthma App for Android, iPhone, and iPad is available for download! Learn more here - Asthma App

More information

Airways - English | Spanish

Allergy Injections - English | Spanish

Asthma Action Plan (Detailed) - English | Spanish

Asthma Home Care Plan - English | Spanish

Asthma Medicine - English | Spanish

Asthma Management Chart - English

Asthma Word Search Puzzle - English

Atopic Dermatitis or Eczema - English | Spanish

Asthma Trigggers - English | Spanish

Good Handwashing - English | Spanish

How Many Puffs are Left? - English | Spanish

How to Clean a Nebulizer - English | Spanish

How to Make Sterile Water and Sterile Saline - English | Spanish

How to Travel with Asthma - English | Spanish

How to Use a Small Volume Nebulizer (SVN) - English | Spanish

How to Care for Your Inhaler - English | Spanish

How to Use Your Inhaler - English | Spanish

How to Use Your Turbuhaler - English | Spanish

Latex Rubber Allergy - English

Methacholine Challenge Test - English | Spanish

Peak Flow Meter: The Early Warning System - English | Spanish

Peak Flow Meter Zones - English | Spanish

RAD (Reactive Airway Disease) and Asthma - English | Spanish

Second Hand Smoke - English | Spanish

Warning Signs of Asthma Attacks - English | Spanish

Visit these websites for more information:

Allergic Conditions: Pediatric Asthma - American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology

Asthma in Children - U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health

Asthma in Children Index - American Lung Association

Asthma Tutorial - Children's Medical Center of the University of Virginia

Breath of Life Web Sites - U.S. National Library of Medicine (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Kids With Food Allergies - Asthma and Allegy Foundation of America (AAFA)

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