AsthmaAsthmaAsthmaAEnglishRespiratoryChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)LungsLungsConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2018-01-19T05:00:00Z000Landing PageLearning Hub<p>Asthma affects the lungs and can cause your child to feel short of breath, have tightness in their chest and experience coughing and wheezing. Learn more about what asthma is, how it is diagnosed and how it can be controlled.</p><p>Asthma is a condition that affects the lungs and can cause your child to feel short of breath, have tightness in their chest and experience coughing and wheezing. With good asthma control, your child can go on to live a normal and healthy life. Learn more about what asthma is, how it is diagnosed and how it can be controlled. You will also learn about the medicines used to treat asthma and the different devices used to give them.</p><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Asthma: An overview</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Asthma is a condition that affects your child's lungs. It is the most common chronic illness in children. Early diagnosis and treatment of asthma is helpful to control asthma symptoms or prevent further asthma episodes.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=785&language=English">Asthma: An overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1470&language=English">What is asthma?</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1471&language=English">Asthma: Making a diagnosis</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Asthma medicines</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Asthma medicines help to keep your child's asthma under control and make symptoms less severe. Learn about the different types of asthma medicines and the different devices that are used to give them.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1472&language=English">Asthma medicines</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1473&language=English">Asthma: Controller medicines</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1474&language=English">Asthma: Reliever medicines</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1475&language=English">Asthma: Oral steroids</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1476&language=English">Asthma: Using a metered-dose inhaler (MDI) with a spacer</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1477&language=English">Asthma: Using a metered-dose inhaler (MDI) without a spacer</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1478&language=English">Asthma: Caring for the metered-dose inhaler (MDI) and spacer</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1479&language=English">Asthma: Using a Diskus inhaler</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1481&language=English">Asthma: Using a nebulizer and compressor</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1480&language=English">Asthma: Using a Turbuhaler</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Controlling your child's asthma</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn about triggers that could make your child's asthma worse and the warning signs to look out for. Find out how an asthma action plan and diary can help manage your child's asthma, and how a peak flow meter helps to monitor their asthma.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1482&language=English">Controlling your child's asthma</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1487&language=English">Asthma action plan</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1485&language=English">Asthma and exercise</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1488&language=English">Asthma diary</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1484&language=English">Asthma triggers</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1483&language=English">Asthma warning signs</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1486&language=English">Using a peak flow meter to monitor asthma</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Living with asthma</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>If your child has well-controlled asthma, they should be able to go to school or day care regularly and participate in activities. Also find the answers to some frequently asked questions about asthma and some suggestions for further reading.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1489&language=English">Asthma in school</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1491&language=English">Asthma resources</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1490&language=English">Asthma: Frequently asked questions</a></li></ol></div>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/asthma_learning_hub.jpgasthmahub

 

 

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