Asthma affects nearly 19 percent of children and is the leading cause of missed school days, accounting for nearly 7.5 million days missed yearly.
Asthma is one of the most common diseases referred to a pulmonologist by primary care doctors. The specialists at Cook Children's offer advanced care for kids with asthma. They also provide education to patients, family members and caregivers.
Working with primary care doctors, our pulmonologists provide complete care to kids with asthma, particularly high-risk cases. We also work to educate patients and family members on ways to manage his or her asthma.
Health articles on asthma
- Guide to Understanding Asthma
- Make Your House Asthma-Safe
- Video: Asthma Flare-Up
- What's an Asthma Flare-Up?
- Handling an Asthma Flare-Up
- Ozone, Air Quality, and Asthma
- Can the Weather Affect My Asthma?
- Dealing With Asthma Triggers
- Do Allergies Cause Asthma?
- Kat's Asthma Story
- If I Have Asthma, Can I Keep My Pet?
- Can Kids With Asthma Play Sports?
- School and Asthma
- Smoking and Asthma
- What's an Asthma Action Plan?
- Who Can Use an Inhaler?
- How Do Asthma Medicines Work?
- Asthma triggers: A list of common and not so common environmental asthma triggers. (Available in Spanish)
- Asthma bootcamp map: A worksheet for children to make note of their asthma triggers, symptoms, and treatment goals. (Available in Spanish)
- What is asthma?
- What are some signs of asthma?
- What are some common asthma triggers?
- What can parents do to control or prevent asthma flare-ups?
- What medicines are used to treat asthma?
Cook Children's offers classes that will answer these and other questions about your child's asthma. We invite you to join us! Children 7 years and older, parents, and other caregivers are welcome. Asthma education classes include:
- Overview: Review asthma symptoms, triggers, medication, asthma action plan.
- Audience: Parent/caregivers, asthmatic children at least 7 years old.
- Duration: 1.5 Hours