Asthma is a disease of the lungs. It makes you wheeze, have trouble breathing, chest tightness, and cough a lot. Asthma can be controlled by taking medicine the way the doctor prescribes and avoid triggers that cause asthma attacks. Triggers can be cigarette smoke, air pollution, dust, pet hair, pollen, cockroaches, and other allergens.

El Paso Health is here to help your child control their asthma. Call our Disease Management Unit at 915-532-3798 ext. 1175 or toll-free 1-877-532-3778 ext. 1175 if you need assistance.

Asthma Action Plan

If you or your child has asthma, you should have an asthma action plan. An asthma action plan is a written plan that you and your child’s doctor or asthma specialist create to together. This plan will help control your child’s asthma to prevent an asthma attack. It shows the type of medicine, dosage, and when to take them. The plan helps control your child’s asthma long term and how to handle an asthma attack if it happens. Everyone who cares for your child with asthma should know about the asthma action plan. This could be family, teachers, school nurses, day care, etc.

Learn basic asthma information here.

Learn how to use your inhaler here.

Learn what the common asthma triggers are.

Kids, learn more about asthma here. Parents, you can do the same here!

To listen to podcasts in English and Spanish on asthma and more click here!

Remember YOU CAN CONTROL IT!

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Sources
NIH: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/asthma/
CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/asthma/faqs.htm