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How can quick-relief medicines help manage the symptoms of allergic asthma in children?

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Quick-relief medicines widen the airways to stop asthma attacks when they happen. Some kids use these medicines before they exercise. Albuterol (ProAir HFA, Proventil HFA, Ventolin HFA) is the most common quick-relief medicine.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Allergy Medicine for Children," "Medications Used to Treat Asthma in Children."

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: "Asthma in Children," "Childhood Asthma."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Asthma in Infants and Young Children."

Mayo Clinic: "Treating asthma in children under 5."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on January 29, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Allergy Medicine for Children," "Medications Used to Treat Asthma in Children."

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: "Asthma in Children," "Childhood Asthma."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Asthma in Infants and Young Children."

Mayo Clinic: "Treating asthma in children under 5."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on January 29, 2019

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