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Asthma Week 7: Guidance & Support
Kids with asthma can live normal lives and thrive when asthma is well controlled. Start by keeping track of your child's symptoms (like coughing and wheezing). Talk to your doctor if your child is not able to do normal everyday things — that's a sign he or she needs a better asthma action plan.
Learning as much as you can about your child's asthma can help you manage it. Here's how:
- Work closely with your care team. Ask questions if something isn't working for you. Your care team can find ways to make life easier for your family.
- Join a support group. Your local clinic or hospital may have an asthma support group that meets regularly for patients and their parents. There, you can meet other families with similar challenges and get ideas to try at home.
- Read all you can. The more you know about asthma, the more in control you feel. Materials from your doctor's office, books, and websites can be helpful.
Have a Question?
Your care team is available to help answer questions about asthma care. Keep your doctor's phone number handy and call when you need to.
Asthma: Parents Talk
Hear what parents have to say about raising kids with asthma.
This publication was made possible by Grant Number 1C1CMS331017 from the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
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