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Asthma (Topic Center)


If you have asthma, you're not alone. Lots of kids have it — and lots take medicine to breathe better.

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Living With Asthma

  • Yes! Being active is a good idea. It helps your lungs get stronger, so they work better.

    Get tips on exercise and sports

  • Your care team will help you figure out if weather makes your asthma worse. 

    Find out what to do

  • Some kids with asthma can have pets — it depends on the pet and the person's asthma. 

    Get tips and advice

  • Be sure teachers and school nurses have your asthma action plan so they know what to do.

    Learn more

  • If family or friends smoke around you, tell them it makes your asthma worse.

    See what to do

  • When the air pollution is high, it's best to stay inside and run the air conditioning if you can.

    Read more tips