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Prevent Allergy and Asthma Attacks at Home

If someone in your family has allergies or asthma, take steps to prevent allergy and asthma attacks in your home.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

FAQs - Asthma and Allergies

Read frequently asked questions about allergies, asthma and related topics.

Review Date: December 16, 2011

Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics

Insure Kids Now: Programs in Your State

Find low-cost health and oral care services from Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) providers in your state.

Review Date: September 08, 2014

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Allergens & Irritants

This website was designed to help you survive the seasons by providing information on asthma, allergies, allergens, and asthma irritants such as cigarette smoke, cockroaches, dust mites, house dust, mold, pets, and pollen.

Review Date: October 14, 2014

NIH National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences - NIEHS

Asthma- (PDF)

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that cannot be cured, but can be controlled by taking medicine and making changes in your environment.

Review Date: February 14, 2011

Educational Institution--Follow the Resource URL for More Information

Asthma and Allergy Educational Support Groups

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America offers support groups for parents, pre-teens and teens, adults, and those with food allergies.

Review Date: April 15, 2011

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

Asthma and Children: A Guide to Coping- (PDF)

Having a child diagnosed with asthma can be stressful for parents. Treatment is improving all the time and children with asthma can lead a normal life as long as their asthma is controlled.

Review Date: July 11, 2014

Healthy Roads Media

Asthma Calculator

Is asthma causing you to be out of breath? Answer these 8 questions to find out.

Review Date: March 24, 2011

University of Maryland Medical Center

Asthma in Children: Creating an Action Plan

Help your child manage his or her asthma by staying organized. Here's help creating an asthma action plan.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Asthma Triggers: Gain Control (Video)

Indoor allergens and irritants play a significant role in triggering asthma attacks. Triggers are things that can cause asthma symptoms. Work with your doctor to identify triggers, and develop a treatment plan that includes ways to reduce exposure.

Review Date: June 07, 2012

Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Asthma Wizard

The Asthma Wizard will guide you through fun activities to help you learn all about asthma and how it affects kids.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

National Jewish Medical and Research Center

Asthma: Controller and Quick-Relief Medicine

Asthma is a chronic, or long-term, disease. Learn how controller medicine and quick-relief or rescue medicine (also called bronchodilators) are used to treat asthma and what else you can do to manage your condition.

Review Date: December 15, 2014

American Academy of Family Physicians

Asthma: Questions to Ask When It Doesn't Get Better

This is a list of questions to ask your doctor if you are having problems with your asthma.

Review Date: December 15, 2014

American Academy of Family Physicians

CDC Vitalsigns: Asthma in the United States, What Can Be Done

Asthma is increasing every year in the U.S., and now afflicts about one in twelve people. Find out what you can do to help children and adults to better manage their asthma.

Review Date: December 31, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Helping Your Child Breathe Easier

In terms of childhood disease, the respiratory system is the most critical. Here are some tips from the AARC to help your child breathe easier.

Review Date: December 27, 2012

American Association for Respiratory Care

How Asthma-Friendly Is Your Child-Care Setting?

Use the checklist to find out how well your child-care setting assists children with asthma.

Review Date: February 05, 2013

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

Important Asthma Triggers

An asthma attack can occur when you are exposed to things in the environment, such as house dust mites and tobacco smoke. These are called asthma triggers. Here is a list of some of the most important asthma triggers that you should be aware of.

Review Date: March 07, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Just For Kids: Allergies and Asthma

This Web site has games, puzzles, videos and more to help you learn about managing your allergies and asthma.

Review Date: November 13, 2014

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

Just For Kids: Tim & Moby Explain Asthma

This movie uses fictional cartoon characters Tim and Moby to explain asthma and how your body reacts during an asthma attack. Take a short quiz to see how much you know about asthma.

Review Date: March 01, 2013

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

Kids' Asthma Check: For Ages 1-8

If you've been told your child has asthma, or if your child has trouble breathing when running or playing hard, take this simple check-up. .

Review Date: October 29, 2014

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

Kids' Asthma Check: For Ages 8-14

If you've been told you have asthma, or if you have trouble breathing when you run or play hard, take this simple Asthma Check and learn how you can make sure that asthma doesn't take your fun away.

Review Date: October 14, 2014

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Locate an Allergist or Asthma Specialist

Find an allergist in your area by searching the online database and entering a zip code or a city, state and street address.

Review Date: October 14, 2014

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Metered-Dose Inhaler: How to Use It Correctly

A metered-dose inhaler is a device that helps deliver a specific amount of medication to your lungs. It is commonly used to treat asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other respiratory problems.

Review Date: December 27, 2012

American Academy of Family Physicians

Ozone, Air Quality, and Asthma

Ground-level ozone and other air pollutants can trigger worsening symptoms and asthma flare-ups. But there are steps that you can take to minimize a child's exposure.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

The Nemours Foundation

People with Health Conditions

Do you have a chronic health condition? Learn which health conditions increase your risk of getting the flu or experiencing flu-related complications and special steps you should take during flu season.

Review Date: May 07, 2012

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Inhaler?

Answer true or false to 10 statements that test what you know about inhalers. Learn to understand and use the inhalers correctly to make sure you are getting the correct amount of medicine for your lung condition.

Review Date: December 28, 2012

American Association for Respiratory Care

Taking Control of Asthma

Taking control of your asthma will improve your quality of life. Take steps to improve your asthma management and breathe easier.

Review Date: October 07, 2014

American Lung Association

The Virtual Allergist™

The Virtual Allergist™ can give you valuable information about your allergy and asthma symptoms. Select an area of the body where you are experiencing symptoms, or select from a list to get started. Discuss your questions with an allergist and learn what you can do to get relief.

Review Date: April 11, 2012

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

Tips to Remember: Childhood Asthma

A general overview of childhood asthma that includes diagnosis, management, medication and daily coping skills -- asthma and school.

Review Date: October 14, 2014

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

When Should I See An Allergist?

This fact sheet explains how an allergist helps and lists the symptoms that would influence your decision to seek help.

Review Date: October 14, 2014

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

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