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Teaching Your Child How to Swallow Pills
Swallowing a pill is something that many of us take for granted. But just like any skill, learning to swallow a pill takes practice.
Asthma Action Plan
Use this printable sheet to help reduce or prevent flare-ups and emergency department visits through day-to-day management of your child's asthma.
Use this weekly diary to record your child's asthma symptoms, peak flows, the amount of medicine taken.
Inhaler or Nebulizer: Which One Should My Child Use?
Nebulizers and inhalers deliver asthma medicine to the lungs, and they work equally well when the correct technique is used.
What’s a Peak Flow Meter?
An inexpensive, portable device called a peak flow meter measures lung function in kids with asthma, which can help them manage the condition and avoid major flare-ups.
What’s the Difference Between a Nebulizer and an Inhaler?
Inhalers and nebulizers are two different devices used to get rescue or controller asthma medications directly into the lungs. Find out how they work.
What if My Child Doesn’t Take His or Her Asthma Medication?
One of the best ways to help kids manage asthma, besides avoiding triggers, is to make sure they take their medicine as prescribed.
What’s the Difference Between Quick-Relief and Long-Term Control Medicines?
Asthma medicine comes in two main types: quick-relief and long-term control medicines. Even if a child takes a long-term control medicine regularly, quick-relief medicine is still needed to handle flare-ups.
How Can I Help My Child Cooperate While Using the Nebulizer?
Nebulizers are often used with young children because they require little effort on the child's part. But kids do need to stay in one place and cooperate. If you have a young child, you know how challenging that can be.
Asthma control can take a little time and energy to master, but it's worth the effort. Learn more about ways to manage your child's asthma.