Asthma in Children: Creating an Asthma Action Plan

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

Treating Asthma in Children Ages 5 to 11

Treating asthma in children ages 5 to 11 requires some specialized techniques. Discover tips on symptoms, medications and an asthma action plan.


Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center report that 20 percent of children with asthma do not get enough exercise, even though physical activities such as running and swimming have been shown to decrease the severity of asthma symptoms.    


Children with asthma can benefit from participation in sports. To ensure your child's safety, control the condition, have an asthma action plan and communicate with your child's caregivers.



“Asthma, Kids and Participation in Sports”

If you have a child with asthma, you are understandably concerned about preventing flare-ups when you can — but does this mean that you should keep your child from participating in sports?


Last Modified on May 5, 2011