Asthma in children 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.

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Educational Materials


Controlling Asthma in Children - A Guide For Families

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways that affects millions of children nationwide. Yet with proper management and avoidance of the triggers that cause flare-ups, it doesn't have to rule your child's life.


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

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. 

ATS is the world's leading medical association dedicated to advancing the clinical and scientific understanding of pulmonary diseases, critical illnesses and sleep-related breathing disorders.

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

Clean Air Council provides Philadelphians with a great resource for checking on daily air quality in the city.

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

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.