Preventing Attacks

Preventing Attacks

Step 1: Talk to a Doctor

Talk to a doctor about your child’s asthma. If your child has asthma or if you think your child may have asthma, take your child to a doctor. Your doctor will work with you to keep your child from having asthma attacks.
  • Learn what triggers your child’s asthma attacks.
  • Identify asthma triggers in your home.
  • Talk about ways to get rid of triggers in your home.
  • Find out what medicine your child should take.

Step 2: Make a Plan

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

Step 3: Asthma-Proof Your Home

Triggers are a part of everyday life.

Asthma attacks can be triggered by things like mold growing in your bath or tiny dust mites that live in blankets, pillows, or your child's stuffed animals.

Learn more about things that might trigger an asthma attack and what you can do to get rid of them and help your child stay healthy.

 

 

 

Studies show that an estimated 70% of smoke from chimneys can actually reenter your home and your neighbor’s home. If you’re using a wood stove or fireplace and smell smoke in your home, it probably isn’t working as it should.  Contact a certified chimney sweep for help. www.epa.gov/burnwise