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When your child has asthma, you and your doctor are part of the team that helps you care for your child. The first step is to find out if your child has asthma. Coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath can be caused by asthma, but also may be caused by other conditions so it’s critical to get a proper diagnosis.
If your child is diagnosed with asthma, here are some things you need to talk about with your child’s doctor:
Having a regular doctor manage your child’s asthma is key to keeping asthma under control and your child out of the emergency department. If you haven’t already, take the first step by scheduling an appointment with a doctor.
To learn more about Asthma and the Taking on Asthma initiative, visit our website!
Originally published: June 21, 2016
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