Children's Asthma Directory
Asthma in kids may be related to infection, allergies, exposure to tobacco smoke, exercise, and more. To diagnose asthma, your doctor will perform tests such as a lung function test. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about asthma triggers, how to treat asthma, and much more.
How to Make an Asthma Action Plan for Your Child
Green, yellow, red -- the color codes on your child's asthma action plan help you stay alert for asthma attacks and take the right steps to treat them.
Asthma in Children-Exams and Tests
Diagnosis of asthma is based on medical history, physical examination, and simple lung function tests such as spirometry. Diagnosing asthma in babies and toddlers is often very difficult. Symptoms may be the same as those of other diseases, such as infection with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) or inflammation of the lungs (pneumonia), sinuses (sinusitis), and small airways (bronchiolitis). If .
Asthma in Children-Other Treatment
Allergy shots (immunotherapy) are used for children who have asthma symptoms when they are around substances to which they are allergic (allergens). Allergy shots have been shown to reduce asthma symptoms and the need for medications in some people.22 However, allergy shots are not equally effective for all allergens. Allergy shots should not be given when asthma is poorly controlled. For more ...
Asthma in Children-Health Tools
Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Should I take allergy shots (immunotherapy) for allergic rhinitis and allergic asthma?Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Helping your child use a metered - dose
Can Kids Outgrow Asthma?
Can kids really outgrow asthma? Get the facts.
Outgrowing Asthma: Is Remission Possible?
WebMD discusses how common asthma is in children and which kids are more likely to outgrow it.
Parenting a Chronically Ill Teen
Parenting an adolescent with health problems can be tough, because the parents have to let go.
Learn the Facts About Asthma
Asthmatics should have an asthma action plan in place and know the difference between myth and fact when it comes to treatment.
Prevent Wheezing in Children With Asthma
What are some ways to prevent wheezing in a child with asthma?
Asthma Triggers in Children
Asthma can usually be controlled with medication, but avoiding triggers can decrease the need for rescue meds.
What's Wrong With Mouth Breathing?
Sinus specialist Jordan S. Josephson, MD, explains why it's better to breath from your nose than your mouth.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Enterovirus D68
Enterovirus D68 is usually mild, but children with asthma are among those who are more likely to have serious complications. Get the facts on what it is, what causes it, what the symptoms are, when to call a doctor, and how it's treated.
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Asthma
Asthma is a serious, sometimes life-threatening lung condition. Learn about asthma symptoms and treatment options, as well as what causes asthma and what can trigger an asthma attack.