Asthma

If your child suffers from asthma, learn the asthma signs, symptoms, and treatments for the best action plan.

Recall Alert: Almost 600,000 Asthma Inhalers Have Been Recalled Due to Defect

GlaxoSmithKlein has issued a recall of three batches of albuterol inhalers due to a potential defect.

7 Surprising Facts About Asthma

The disease takes many forms, from a nagging cough to a serious attack. Our update will help your child breathe easier.

Symptoms of Breathing Difficulties

Wheezing and congestion are just two breathing difficulties your child may experience. Learn about the signs and treatment.

How to Use an Inhaler With a Spacer and Mask

Administering a child's asthma medication is not as easy as you may think. In fact, a recent study in the Journal of Asthma found that only one caregiver out of the 169 observed did it correctly. Follow these steps to ensure your child is getting the dose he needs.

How to Manage Your Child's Asthma

Having a kid with asthma can be scary -- but this advice on managing it, from a pediatrician and mom who's been there, will help you and your child breathe easier.

Asthma Symptoms and Treatment

Difficulty breathing and a dry cough are signs of asthma. Learn ways to prevent asthma and get treatment for it.

Asthma Treatments

To keep your child's asthma under control, she'll need to incorporate these medications and routines.

When to Worry: Asthma

Asthma is a chronic disease that can be more serious for children. Learn about the common symptoms, what to expect if your child has asthma, and when you should call your doctor.

Asthma Medications

Understand how asthma drugs--both quick-acting and long-term--work to help your child breathe easier.

How & When to Use an Asthma Inhaler

Asthma is a common kid ailment that makes it difficult for a child to breathe. Here's what you need to know about asthma attacks and how to use an inhaler to stop them.

Get Smart About Asthma

With the right care, a child with asthma can be active, play sports, and lead a perfectly normal life, says Parents advisor Hugh Sampson, MD, president of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI). We teamed up with experts from the AAAAI to bring you the latest news about how to help your child breathe easier.

Is Your Child at Risk for Asthma?

Almost 5 million children have it, but new treatments can help them lead normal lives.

Study: Dogs Decrease Kids' Risk of Asthma

New research confirms that having a family dog could have several health benefits, including decreasing your child's risk of developing asthma.

Controlling and Treating Asthma Symptoms in Children

Learn how to overcome the symptoms of asthma. Video courtesy of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.

Kids and Chronic Health Concerns

From obesity to asthma, chronic health problems are growing amongst children.

Reducing Home Allergens May Replace Asthma Meds, Which Many Kids Are Misusing

Two new studies look at the causes of asthma, and how to reduce the need for medication, which many kids may be misusing anyway!

6 Must-Know Facts About Asthma

Parents have a lot of misconceptions about asthma. We clear them up.

Childhood Allergies, Asthma May Mean Heart Problems Later in Life

A new study suggests that kids with asthma or allergies like hay fever may face as much as double the risk of high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Keep Smooching! Seeing Parents' PDA Might Be Good for Kids' Health

New research shows kids experience health benefits from witnessing affection between their parents.

Taking Control of Your Child's Asthma Treatment

This smart advice from a doctor dad can prevent the disease from slowing your child down.

Secondhand Smoke Severely Affects Kids with Asthma

New research, which was conducted by Mayo Clinic Children's Research Center, found that children who suffer from asthma are twice as likely to be hospitialized when they are exposed to secondhand smoke.

Guess What? Air Pollution Is Still Bad for Kids' Lungs

A new study finds even lower air pollution emissions still have significant effects on kids' lungs.

How to Give Asthma Medication

Follow these step-by-step instructions to administer different types of asthma medicine.

Can You Prevent Asthma?

The answer, unfortunately, is no. But understanding these triggers can help you manage your child's condition.

Taking Vitamin D While Pregnant May Not Lower Baby's Risk of Asthma

New studies show vitamin D does not lower the odds for asthma in babies, contrary to previous belief.