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How should I talk to my child about asthma?

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Talking to your child about asthma may not be easy. Some kids find the subject confusing or scary. Others resent their treatment or feel like their asthma marks them as different. Ask your doctor about ways to build your child’s self-confidence and prevent them from feeling singled out.

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & and Immunology web site: “Should Asthma Not be Considered a Disease?” and “Advice from Your Allergist...Pet Allergy.” American Academy of Family Physicians web site: “Asthma and school.” American Lung Association web site: “Asthma Action Plan.” American Medical Association: 1998. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Expert Panel Report 3: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma. 2007.”  






Essential Guide to Asthma,

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on November 08, 2017

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & and Immunology web site: “Should Asthma Not be Considered a Disease?” and “Advice from Your Allergist...Pet Allergy.” American Academy of Family Physicians web site: “Asthma and school.” American Lung Association web site: “Asthma Action Plan.” American Medical Association: 1998. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Expert Panel Report 3: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma. 2007.”  






Essential Guide to Asthma,

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on November 08, 2017

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