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.
Asthma Treatments for Children
Learn more from WebMD about asthma treatments for children, including nebulizers, inhalers, and more.
Respiratory Problems, Age 12 and Older-Preparing For Your Appointment
A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat Respiratory Problems in Children Aged 12 and Older.
Treating Asthma in Babies and Younger Children-Topic Overview
Babies and small children need early treatment for asthma symptoms to prevent severe breathing problems. They may have more serious problems than adults because their bronchial tubes are smaller. Although it may appear that occasional treatment with medicines for children who have mild asthma is enough,one review has noted that one-third of fatal asthma attacks occurred in children who had ...
How Asthma Develops in Children-Topic Overview
Asthma is the most common long-lasting (chronic) disease of childhood. It usually develops before age 5. 1 Many children who have allergies get asthma,but not all. And not every child with asthma has allergies. In most cases of persistent asthma,the first symptoms (such as wheezing ) start in the first years of life. One study notes that about 25% of children with persistent asthma began ...
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.