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Asthma Visits

Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in childhood, affecting 7 million children in America (nearly 10% of all children!). About 80% of children with asthma have developed the symptoms by age 5.

What is Asthma?

Asthma, by definition, is Recurrent Reversible Wheezing, meaning that the child has had at least several episodes of wheezing that have been improved by medicines like albuterol. For most children, the symptoms are relatively rare and mild to moderate. Some signs that a child is more prone to having asthma is having eczema in the first months of life, wheezing with viral upper respiratory infections (colds) in the first year of life, and a family history of asthma in parents or siblings.

Physicians tend to describe a child's asthma as intermittant or chronic, and mild/moderate/severe. Learn more about what these categories mean from the American Academy of Pediatricians. What really matters is control, not severity.

Asthma Resources

The following are parental resources to help you, from the first use of an inhaler to preparing for an Asthma Clinic visit.

Asthma Gadget Resources

Asthma Medications

Confused about medications? You are not alone.

Preparing for an Asthma Visit

At the start of a visit with a child with asthma, we will have you complete an Asthma Control Test survey. We have provided the surveys for you to print and complete at home before your visit.

Asthma Forms

Additional Information

For additional information on the following topics, please visit these online resources from HealthyChildren.org

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