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What are the goals of treating my child's asthma?

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Asthma can't be cured, but it can be controlled. Your child should be able to:

  • Live an active, normal life
  • Prevent chronic and troublesome symptoms
  • Go to school every day
  • Avoid asthma symptoms during the night
  • Play and engage in sports
  • Stop the need for urgent visits to the doctor, emergency department, or hospital

SOURCES:  Allergy & Asthma Network: Mothers of Asthmatics: "School House: Keeping Healthy at School."  American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Tips to remember: Childhood asthma."  American Lung Association: "Asthma."  Allergy & Asthma Network: Mothers of Asthmatics: "Off to School with Confidence." Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Asthma in Infants."




Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 18, 2019

SOURCES:  Allergy & Asthma Network: Mothers of Asthmatics: "School House: Keeping Healthy at School."  American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Tips to remember: Childhood asthma."  American Lung Association: "Asthma."  Allergy & Asthma Network: Mothers of Asthmatics: "Off to School with Confidence." Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Asthma in Infants."




Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 18, 2019

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