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What should I know about asthma in children?

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When your child is diagnosed with asthma, don’t make assumptions. Whatever you know about asthma may not apply to your child. Many experts say that asthma is a spectrum, not a single disease, and asthma in children is often quite different from asthma in adults. So don’t settle for a general diagnosis. Get the specifics about your child’s condition.

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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