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Alicia discusses how the Community Asthma Prevention Program (CAPP) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has helped her daughter.
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.
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.
Lists the most common asthma triggers to avoid. Available in English and Spanish.
Get step-by-step instructions for using a metered dose inhaler (MDI) with a spacer and a mask to treat asthma in children.
Rules of Two™ can be used to assess when a patient might need more than a rescue medication.
Outlines three steps to take during an asthma attack. Available in English and Spanish.
Find out when you should replace asthma treatment equipment (such as spacers and air compressors) and when you should refill asthma medications.
The Allergy & Asthma Network provides educational materials on asthma and allergy for parents, kids and schools.
AAAI is an international society for patients and healthcare professionals that provides expert resources including condition content, advocacy tools and more.
The AAP is committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology provides information and resources about allergies and asthma for patients and families.
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.
AAFA's website offers educational programs and tools about asthma and allergies for patients, caregivers and health professionals.
CAP4Kids helps you find many community agencies that exist to improve or enhance the lives of children, teens and families.
The CDC is dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury and disability.
Clean Air Council provides Philadelphians with a great resource for checking on daily air quality in the city.
Find health and education resources, including brochures and fact sheets, environmental health topics, science education for kids K-12, and a website for Kids.
This is a joint effort of the PA Department of Agriculture and Pennsylvania State University that aims to educate the public about the concept of integrated pest management.
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health provides information to help protect the health of all Philadelphians and to lead healthy lives. Philadelphia residents can get medical care at many health centers throughout the city.