SURPRISING FACT #5
Asthma doesn't need to limit your child's activities.
Many parents who have a child with asthma sometimes put restrictions on their kid to try to prevent asthma attacks -- and they often feel guilty about it. Experts stress that the best way to control your child's asthma is to use the right medication strategies at the right time, not to limit what your child does. "That includes exercise, camp, and sports," says Nathanael Horne, M.D., clinical assistant professor of medicine at New York Medical College, in Valhalla.