Controlling your child's asthmaCControlling your child's asthmaControlling your child's asthmaEnglishRespiratoryChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)LungsRespiratory systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-01-29T05:00:00ZSharon Dell, BEng, MD, FRCPCBonnie Fleming-Carroll, MN, ACNP, CAEJennifer Leaist, RN, BScNRishita Peterson, RN, BScN, MNGurjit Sangha, RN, MNJames Tjon, BScPhm, PharmD, RPh7.0000000000000065.0000000000000401.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about important steps to take when caring for children with asthma including maintaining an asthma diary and using a peak flow meter.<br></p><p>If your child has been diagnosed with asthma, it is important to educate yourself about the condition and learn tools to help manage care.</p><h2> Key points </h2><ul><li> Educating yourself about asthma medicine, triggers and warning signs will help you keep your child's asthma under control. </li><li> You can use an asthma action plan, asthma diary and peak flow meter as tools to control asthma. </li></ul>
Contrôler l’asthme de votre enfantCContrôler l’asthme de votre enfantControlling your child's asthmaFrenchRespiratoryChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)LungsRespiratory systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-01-29T05:00:00ZSharon Dell, BEng, MD, FRCPCBonnie Fleming-Carroll, MN, ACNP, CAEJennifer Leaist, RN, BScNRishita Peterson, RN, BScN, MNGurjit Sangha, RN, MNJames Tjon, BScPhm, PharmD, RPh7.0000000000000065.0000000000000401.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Découvrez les étapes importantes à suivre lorsque vous prenez soin de votre enfant asthmatique, y compris remplir un carnet de santé pour son asthme et utiliser un débitmètre pour débit de pointe.</p><p>Si votre enfant a obtenu un diagnostic d’asthme, il est important de vous informer sur cette maladie et de découvrir les outils qui peuvent vous aider à la gérer.</p><h2> À retenir </h2> <ul><li> Vous renseigner sur les médicaments contre l’asthme, sur les déclencheurs et les symptômes annonciateurs vous aidera à contrôler l’asthme de votre enfant. </li> <li> Vous pouvez utiliser des outils afin de contrôler l’asthme comme un plan d’action contre l’asthme, un carnet de santé sur l’asthme ainsi qu’un débitmètre pour débit de pointe.</li></ul>

 

 

Controlling your child's asthma1482.00000000000Controlling your child's asthmaControlling your child's asthmaCEnglishRespiratoryChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)LungsRespiratory systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-01-29T05:00:00ZSharon Dell, BEng, MD, FRCPCBonnie Fleming-Carroll, MN, ACNP, CAEJennifer Leaist, RN, BScNRishita Peterson, RN, BScN, MNGurjit Sangha, RN, MNJames Tjon, BScPhm, PharmD, RPh7.0000000000000065.0000000000000401.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about important steps to take when caring for children with asthma including maintaining an asthma diary and using a peak flow meter.<br></p><p>If your child has been diagnosed with asthma, it is important to educate yourself about the condition and learn tools to help manage care.</p><h2> Key points </h2><ul><li> Educating yourself about asthma medicine, triggers and warning signs will help you keep your child's asthma under control. </li><li> You can use an asthma action plan, asthma diary and peak flow meter as tools to control asthma. </li></ul><p>These are some things you can do to help keep your child’s <a href="/Article?contentid=2474&language=English">asthma</a> under control: </p><ul><li>Learn more about asthma by reading this website and other books and websites about asthma.</li><li>Ask your child’s doctor questions about asthma.</li><li>Make sure your child takes all medicine exactly as your child’s doctor says.</li><li>Know what <a href="/Article?contentid=1484&language=English">triggers</a> make your child’s asthma worse. Try to help your child stay away from those triggers.</li><li>Know the warning signs that your child’s asthma is getting worse.</li></ul><h2>Tools to help control your child’s asthma</h2><h3>Asthma action plan</h3><p>An <a href="/Article?contentid=1487&language=English">asthma action plan</a> is a written plan that you and your doctor make. The plan will outline your child's day-to-day asthma management plan and help you make decisions about the asthma care your child needs. Following your child’s asthma action plan is important to help your child feel better and get control of your child’s asthma. If your child does not have an action plan, make an appointment with your child’s doctor to ask about a plan for your child. </p><h3>Asthma diary<br></h3><p>An <a href="/Article?contentid=1488&language=English">asthma diary</a> is a calendar to record your child’s asthma symptoms. Record your child’s asthma symptoms on the diary and discuss them with your child’s doctor. This helps you and your doctor see the patterns in your child’s asthma. An asthma diary can help your child’s doctor adjust your child’s asthma medicine and gain better control of asthma symptoms. </p><h3>Peak flow meter</h3><p>A <a href="/Article?contentid=1486&language=English">peak flow meter</a> is a device that measures how well air is moving in your child’s lungs. If your child is old enough to follow instructions and use it properly, a peak flow meter can help you and your child's doctor monitor asthma.</p><p>Record your child’s peak flow readings in your child’s asthma diary. You can do this when your child is well, so you will know what your child’s normal ( baseline) reading is. When your child’s asthma is getting worse, it is important to take peak flow readings often. </p><p>There are three colour-coded areas on a peak flow meter:</p><ul><li>Green means “go.” Congratulations! Your child’s asthma is well controlled. Follow the regular asthma management plan.</li><li>Yellow means “caution.” Your child’s asthma may be getting worse. Your child may need to add controller and/or reliever medicine.</li><li>Red means “stop.” Your child needs to see a doctor right away. Go to the closest emergency department and give your child extra reliever medicine every 10 minutes.</li></ul>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Controlling_your_childs_asthma.jpgControlling your child's asthma

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