Avoiding triggers can help you manage your child's asthma. But there's one trigger you don’t want to avoid: exercise. Staying active is more than just a workout for the body. It makes the lungs strong, too. If exercise gives your child asthma flare-ups, your doctor can help.
If you're not sure what causes your child's asthma flare-ups, ask your doctor.
Get a Flu Shot
The flu can make asthma worse. Flu season is from October to May. It's best to get a flu shot early to give the body a chance to build protection against the flu. But getting a flu shot later in the season is still better than not getting one at all.
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