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What tests can help you know how well your child is breathing if they have asthma?

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To better assess a child's breathing and determine risk for an asthma attack (or flare-up), breathing tests may be helpful. Breathing tests measure the volume and speed of air as it is exhaled from the lungs. Asthma specialists make several measurements with a spirometer, a computerized machine that takes detailed measurements of breathing ability.

From: Childhood Asthma Action Plan WebMD Medical Reference

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eMedicine Health: “Treatment of Asthma.” Drugs.com: "Adrenergic bronchodilators."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on November 09, 2017

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eMedicine Health: “Treatment of Asthma.” Drugs.com: "Adrenergic bronchodilators."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on November 09, 2017

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