We want to help you recognize and control your child’s asthma symptoms.

Our Pediatric Asthma program provides services to children with asthma, up to 18 years of age.

These services are free and include:

  • Education – Learn how to manage asthma and prevent problems.
  • Tools – Learn what information and equipment is needed to treat asthma at different ages.
  • Resources – Learn about local support in your community.

Asthma can be controlled by:

  • Recognizing the early warning signs (coughing, weezing, shortness of breath)
  • Identifying and avoiding asthma triggers
  • Working with your health care provider to develop an asthma action plan that will guide you on how to manage asthma
  • Visiting your health care provider on a regular basis
  • Having the right tools available to manage asthma

Your Child’s Asthma: Is It Under Control?

If you answer yes to any 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.

To learn more, or speak with someone close to you, call one of the ECU Health locations offering pediatric asthma services.

Question 1

Does your child need to use his quick-relief inhaler more than 2 times a week (other than before exercise)?

Question 2

Does your child wake up at night with asthma symptoms more than 2 times a month?

Question 3

Has your child needed to take oral steroids more than 2 times in the past 12 months?

If the answer is yes, to any of these questions, talk with your child’s health care provider.

Online Medical Reviewer: Alan J Blaivas DO
Online Medical Reviewer: Daphne Pierce-Smith RN MSN CCRC
Online Medical Reviewer: Tennille Dozier RN BSN RDMS
Date Last Reviewed: 11/1/2019
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