Ready for Anything: Resources for Parents of Children Living with Asthma

There is a lot to know about asthma and there’s still a lot that to be discovered. But it is good to know that you can be a part of the asthma community online and learn together with your child. There are a ton of great resources available to help you and your child manage the condition and work with caregivers and schools to ensure your child is safe. 

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Asthma Control Program helps Americans with asthma achieve better health and improved quality of life. Visit the CDC website to learn more. 
  • Follow @CDCasthma on Twitter to learn more about helping people with asthma live healthier lives by gaining control over their asthma. 
  • Video instructions on How to Use an Asthma Inhaler is a good refresher course between doctor’s visits. 
  • Find out if diet, exercise, sleep and stress may be affecting your child’s asthma. 
  • The American Lung Association offers education, training and community support.  
  • Elementary school children ages 8 to 11 can learn how to better manage their own asthma  with the Open Airways for Schools program. 
  • Parents can use these tips to find out how to talk about Asthma in Schools with a child’s administration, nurses and teachers. 
  • Parents and children can learn together at the American Lung Association’s lungtropolis.com activity site. Kids ages 5 to 10 can play action-packed games designed to learn about their asthma. 
  • Take this Medicine Quiz to get answers about your child’s asthma medication. 
  • Educate your child about controlling their asthma

Other resources you can explore: 

The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis site explains how food allergies can trigger asthma symptoms. 

Learn about clinical trials you can take part in from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.  

There is help out there. And we’re here to share resources with you to give you the information you need.

To learn more about Asthma and the Taking on Asthma initiative, visit our website!

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