Steps For Your Child’s Asthma

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Nicholas Garlow with HHS HealthBeat.

There are certain things every parent should know to do for their child with asthma. Have a written action plan for your health care provider and anyone who cares for your child, so you know what to do on a daily basis to control their asthma and how to handle asthma attacks.

Dr. James Kiley is a lung diseases expert at the National Institutes of Health.

“So when something goes wrong, and there’s a flare-up, these are things that you need to know what to do instantly.”

Dr. Kiley recommends every child with asthma should have quick relief medication to treat symptoms promptly when they occur.  Many children also need daily medication to control asthma and prevent symptoms and flare-ups. Asthma checkups are important to have every six months so you and your health care provider can be sure your child’s asthma stays in good control.

Learn more at healthfinder.gov.

HHS HealthBeat is a production of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. I’m Nicholas Garlow.

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