More than 6 million children in the U.S. have asthma. If your child has asthma, you probably have a lot of questions. You want to know what you can do to make your child feel better.What is asthma?
Asthma is a lung disease that makes airways in the lungs extra-sensitive to certain things, called "triggers." Triggers can cause the airways in the lungs to narrow and make it hard to breathe.
Asthma is a chronic disease, which means your child will always have it.Key points to help your child breathe easier
Sometimes it might feel like you don't have much control over your child's asthma. But there are things you can do. You and your child are the most important parts of successfully treating his or her asthma. Taking an active role in your child's asthma treatment can help him or her breath easier and have fewer asthma symptoms.
Remember these tips to help you successfully treat your child's asthma:
Want more information about helping your child breathe easier with asthma? Here are some websites to visit.
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