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Breathing Freely: Controlling Asthma Triggers Video

It's hard to see a child sick. The good news is you can help a child gain control over asthma. That means fewer days out of school and fewer attacks that can be scary for you and the child.

Along with the doctor, you have an important role in helping a child control asthma.


For Parents and Caregivers

Help Your Child Gain Control Over Asthma

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(PDF, 36 pp, 1.4 M, About PDF)

This brochure offers tips on how to manage asthma and follow simple steps to minimize exposure to asthma triggers found indoors and out. [EPA 402-F-04-021]

Ayude a su niño a controlar el asma

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(PDF, 36 pp, 657 K, Disponible en PDF)

Este folleto le ofrece consejos sobre cómo manejar el asma, tales como pasos sencillos a seguir para minimizar su exposición a provocadores de asma encontrados en los interiores y al aire libre. [EPA 402-F-05-021]


Clearing the Air: 10 Steps to Making Your Home Asthma-Friendly

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(PDF, 1 page, 38 K)

This one page, simple to follow guidance document lists recommended actions to help control asthma triggers in the home. [EPA 402-F-04-017]. Purificando el aire: 10 pasos para aumentar la comodidad para asmáticos en su hogar (PDF) (1 page, 38 K) [EPA 402-F-04-018]


For Kids

Dusty The Asthma Goldfish and His Asthma Triggers Funbook

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(PDF, 8 pp, 943 K)

This educational activity book helps children learn more about asthma triggers. [EPA 402-F-04-008]

Dusty La Carpa Dorada del Asma y Sus Provocadores de Asma

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(PDF, 8 pp, 1 M)

Este libreto de actividades ayuda a los niños a aprender más sobre los provocadores de asma. [EPA 402-F-04-009]


Why is Coco Orange?

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(PDF, 19 pp, 1.39 M)

Coco the chameleon can't change colors, and his asthma is acting up. Read how Coco and his friends at Lizard Lick Elementary solve this mystery as they learn about air quality and how to stay healthy when the air quality is bad. This picture book is for all children, especially those with asthma, and their caregivers.

Smoke-free Homes

  • Do not smoke indoors.
  • Choose to smoke outside.
  • Use resources provided by EPA to find tips on keeping a smoke-free home and car.
  • See www.epa.gov/smokefree

Ask your doctor to help you create your child's Asthma Action Plan. Work with your doctor to create an Asthma Action Plan that will help you learn to prevent your child's asthma attacks.

  • Available from the NIH National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute in HTML, PDF and Espanol at www.nhlbi.nih.gov
  • Also available at Public Health Institute in English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Chinese www.rampasthma.org exiting EPA

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Hotlines and Online Communities

Join other parents and caregivers in an online asthma community

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Support Community connects patients, families, friends and caregivers for support and inspiration. Visit www.inspire.com/groups/asthma-and-allergy-foundation-of-america exiting EPA

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