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Educating yourself and your family about
asthma is essential for you and your child to have
control of the disease. If you understand asthma, you will have an easier time
following the different aspects of treatment, such as avoiding substances that
cause symptoms (triggers) and knowing what to do during an
Educate yourself or your child about:
Part of education is effectively communicating what you don't
understand and what you are concerned about.
If your child has asthma, you may want to talk with teachers and
other school officials about asthma. They can help your child follow his or her
treatment plans. You should have a copy of your child's
asthma action plan (which tells what to do during an
asthma attack) on file in the school office, with the school nurse, and with
sports coaches so that school staff will know what to do if your child has an
attack at school.
March 14, 2013
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Lora J. Stewart, MD - Allergy and Immunology
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