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Asthma Center

Asthma

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

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  • Do Allergies Cause Asthma?

    When you already have asthma, having allergies can sometimes make it worse.

    Find out why

  • How Do Asthma Medicines Work?

    Taking medicine helps control asthma. Find out what they do and how you take them.

    Learn how asthma medicines work

    Quick-relief medicines

    Long-term control medicines

  • How to Use Asthma Devices

    What's the difference between a nebulizer and an inhaler? Find out how to use your asthma treatments here.

Asthma Video

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.

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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