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Your Child’s Asthma: Is It Under Control?

If you answer “yes” to either of the questions below, your child’s asthma may not be under control. With the right plan, asthma can be controlled. Following all instructions and working with your child’s health care provider is the best way to control your child's asthma.

Healthcare provider showing child how to use inhaler

Question 2: Does your child need to use his quick-relief inhaler more than 2 times a week (other than before exercise)? If the answer is yes, talk to your child’s health care provider.

Mother comforting child in pajamas who is using an inhaler

Question 2: Does your child wake up at night with asthma symptoms more than 2 times a month? If the answer is yes, talk to your child’s health care provider.

Online Medical Reviewer: Holloway, Beth, RN, M.Ed.
Online Medical Reviewer: MMI board-certified, academically-affiliated clinician
Last Review Date: 6/19/2014
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