|Asthma: Frequently asked questions||1490.00000000000||Asthma: Frequently asked questions||Asthma: Frequently asked questions||A||English||Respiratory||Child (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)||Lungs||Respiratory system||Conditions and diseases||Adult (19+)||NA||2009-01-29T05:00:00Z||Sharon Dell, BEng, MD, FRCPC; Bonnie Fleming-Carroll, MN, ACNP, CAE; Jennifer Leaist, RN, BScN; Rishita Peterson, RN, BScN, MN; Gurjit Sangha, RN, MN; James Tjon, BScPhm, PharmD, RPh||8.40000000000000||58.0000000000000||357.000000000000||Health (A-Z) - Conditions||Health A-Z||<p>Read the answers to several frequently asked questions regarding asthma in children.<br></p>||<p>Parents are often concerned about asthma triggers, medications, and the condition's longevity.
<br></p>||<h2>Can asthma be cured?</h2><p>There is no cure for asthma, but there are things that can be done to best control your child’s asthma. These things include taking the medications prescribed by your doctor, knowing and avoiding your child’s triggers as best you can, and using your action plan to manage early warning signs. </p><p>Learn more:
<a href="/Article?contentid=1482&language=English">Controlling your child's asthma </a></p><h2>Will my child outgrow asthma?</h2><p>Asthma may be a lifelong condition for some children. It is difficult to predict. Your child’s asthma may be good for periods of time and worse at others. Some children are not bothered by their asthma as they get older. </p><h2>Is steroid medication dangerous to my child?</h2><p>Inhaled corticosteroids are the best medication for controlling asthma. There have been no long-term effects associated with low to moderate doses. Your child will have their growth monitored at each visit to ensure your child is growing adequately on the dose they are prescribed. </p><p>Learn more:
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<a href="/Article?contentid=1475&language=English">Oral steroids </a></p><h2>Can my child benefit from moving to a different climate or city?</h2><p>It is not clear whether moving to another environment would help your child. Children may develop more triggers in their new environment that may aggravate their asthma. </p><h2>Should my child see an asthma specialist?</h2><p>Your family doctor or paediatrician has been trained to care for people with asthma. If your doctor is having difficulty controlling your child's asthma or your child is having frequent emergency department visits or hospital admissions for asthma, you may wish to be referred to an asthma specialist. </p><h2>Will an air cleaner help my child’s asthma?</h2><p>A HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter has been proven to be effective in decreasing pet dander. It is not as effective with smaller particles such as dust and pollen. </p><p>Learn more:
<a href="/Article?contentid=1484&language=English">Asthma triggers</a><br></p>||<h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Asthma is a lifelong condition.</li><li>Asthma is best controlled by taking prescribed medications, knowing and avoiding triggers, and using your action plan to manage early warning signs.</li></ul>||https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/frequently_asked_questions_about_asthma.jpg||Asthma: Frequently asked questions||False|