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.
Making a few changes around your home can help you limit your child's exposure to common asthma triggers and allergens, such as pet dander, dust mites, and mold.
Get step-by-step instructions for helping your child use a metered dose inhaler (MDI) with a spacer to treat asthma.
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This video demonstrates how to use a metered dose inhaler (MDI) with a spacer and a mask, including when and how to prime it, when and how to take your inhaled medication with a spacer, and more.
This video demonstrates how to use a metered dose inhaler (MDI) with a spacer and a mouthpiece, including when and how to prime it, when and how to take your inhaled medication with a spacer, and more.
Get step-by-step instructions for using a metered dose inhaler (MDI) with a spacer and a mask to treat asthma in children.
Find out when you should replace asthma treatment equipment (such as spacers and air compressors) and when you should refill asthma medications.
Alicia discusses how the Community Asthma Prevention Program (CAPP) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has helped her daughter.
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.
Mildew or mold can make a child’s asthma worse. Learn about CAPP+, a new program that provides free home repairs to improve children's asthma.
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 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.
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.
AAFA's website offers educational programs and tools about asthma and allergies for patients, caregivers and health professionals.
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."
The NAEPPA, administered by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, provides asthma information for patients, schools and the public.
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine provides information about asthma for consumers and health professionals.
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.
The EPA's website provides information about asthma, its triggers, how to control asthma in communities and schools and more.