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Patient Education

Asthma Treatment and Medications

Asthma is common in children. Although there is no "cure", it can be managed and symptoms often improve with age. Asthma treatment involves the use of "rescue" medications to treat asthma symptoms and "preventive" medications to keep asthma under control, as well as a plan to track and manage your asthma symptoms. Speak to your pediatrician about treatment options and to develop a personalized Asthma Action Plan for your child. More...

What is a Pediatrician?

A pediatrician is a medical doctor who specializes in the care of children. Most pediatricians are certified by the American Board of Pediatrics after passing a comprehensive examination covering all areas of health related to infants, children, and young adults. Pediatricians diagnose and treat childhood illnesses, such as otitis media and asthma, and they focus on the prevention, early detection, and management of other problems that affect children, such as emotional, behavioral and learning problems. More...