Asthma Program Resources

Parents can work with their child, her physician and school personnel to keep asthma from interfering with normal school activities.

Parents can help their teens better manage their asthma by following tips provided by experts at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Inhaled steroids are generally well-tolerated and safe at the recommended dosages, even when taken for prolonged periods. However, like all medications there may be side effects.

Medication Materials

An anti-inflammatory and beta-agonist control medicine used to relax the muscles around the breathing tubes and decrease swelling and mucus in the breathing tubes.

Advair HFA is an aerosol form of Advair that comes in a canister and is used with an actuator inhaler device and a spacer device.

A bronchodilator that relaxes the muscles around the airways. It's used as a quick relief or rescue medication.

An anti-inflammatory, inhaled steroids used to decrease swelling, mucous production, and sensitivity to allergens in the airways.

A bronchodilator used to treat bronchospasm. Learn about how it's given and its side effects, and find tips on how to use it.

An anti-inflammatory, inhaled corticosteroid used to decrease swelling and mucus in the airways.

They include Prednisolone, Prelone and Orapre, and are used to reduce swelling and mucus in the airways.

Also known as Budesonide, it's a strong anti-inflammatory medication used to decrease swelling and mucus in the airways.

Anti-inflammatory control medicine used to decrease swelling and mucus in the airways. It is not for use in an acute asthma attack.


Educational Materials

Provides a list of the most common asthma triggers and ways to avoid them. Available in English and Spanish.

Provides an overview of asthma, its symptoms, triggers and treatments, including long-term controller medicines and quick-relief medicines. Available in English, Spanish and Arabic.

Rules of Two™ can be used to assess when a patient might need more than a rescue medication.


Websites

The Allergy & Asthma Network provides educational materials on asthma and allergy for parents, kids and schools.

AARC is a professional membership association for respiratory care professionals and allied health specialists interested in cardiopulmonary care.

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. 

The Asthma Education Clinic is devoted exclusively to providing educational and resource materials for health professionals.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency provides this "Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home."