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Early Virus Raises Asthma Risk in Certain Kids: Study
Infants with a particular gene variant appear more vulnerable after infection
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Asthma Awareness Quiz
Asthma: What Do You Know About It? What do the composer Beethoven and President Kennedy have in common? Asthma. How much do you know about this disease? Take this quiz to find out. 1. Asthma is the leading cause of long-term illness in children. When does it usually show up? You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is Half the cases develop in childhood. Asthma symptoms may go away as children become adults. They may come back as adults get older. A. At birth B. Before age 5 C. B...
Childhood Asthma Quiz
What Do You Know About Living with Asthma? Asthma is a disease that affects the airways of the lungs. It is the most common long-term disease of children. Test your knowledge of daily life with asthma. 1. What are the symptoms of asthma? You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is Common asthma symptoms are shortness of breath, cough, chest tightness, and wheezing. A. Tightness in the chest B. Wheezing C. Sneezing D. A and B 2. Which of these can trigger an asthma attack? You did...
Mold Allergy Quiz
Take the Mold Allergy Quiz Molds are microscopic fungi that are everywhere in our environment. Learn about mold allergy by taking this multiple-choice quiz. 1. How many species of mold exist? You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is Estimates range from the tens of thousands to more than 300,000, according to the CDC. A. 10,000 B. 50,000 C. 100,000 D. No one knows 2. People sensitive to molds are allergic to what part of the mold organism? You didn't answer this question. You ...
A Workable Guide to Managing Asthma
Asthma is a disease that affects how you breathe. When you have asthma, it can be difficult to get air in and out of your lungs.
Pulmonary Tests and Procedures
Spirometers, peak flow meters, and oximetry are just some of the tools available to help assess and manage your asthma.
Controlling Asthma Triggers
Pollen, dust and smoke are common triggers for asthma. To control your asthma, must learn which triggers you are sensitive to.
Managing Your Asthma
To keep your asthma under control, it's important to work with your health care provider to develop a daily treatment plan.
Asthma and Other Condtions
People with asthma are more likely to develop other health problems, including allergies, chronic cough and bronchitis.
For Parents: Asthma and Your Child
No one knows exactly why some children get asthma. But asthma can be controlled, so your child can enjoy a happy, active life.
For Kids Only
You can learn how to help control your asthma. One way is to learn about the things that make you have flare-ups.
Children's Asthma Peak Flow Calculator
Children's Asthma Peak Flow Calculator This calculator is for children with asthma. If you know how tall your child is, you can find out what his or her personal best peak flow value is. Peak flow is how fast your child breathes out air after taking a deep breath. Your child's peak flow tells you and your child's doctor how well your child's lungs are working. You need to know your child's personal best peak flow number to help control your child's asthma. This number is part of your child’s Asthma Acti...