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Start with these key steps. By doing so, you and your child will better understand asthma, how to treat its symptoms and prevent attacks.
Your doctor may perform a pulmonary function test or refer your child to an allergist for more evaluation.
Call the American Lung Association’s Lung HelpLine at 1-800-548-8252. One of its medical professionals will be happy to answer your questions about asthma. The HelpLine can also help you connect with a local chapter that offers asthma education.
Call 911 immediately if your child has any of the severe asthma symptoms flagged by your doctor. This can include any time your child:
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Originally published 8/6/2015; Revised 2020, 2023
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