Asthma Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Trilogy

    The Trilogy by B

    This is the 3rd video to complete the trilogy of B. We’ve been having a lot of asthma issues lately with school, with wheezing and calls home from the nurses office, so it was about time. I have to admit that I learned a lot about how to use a spacer from this experience (yes […]

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  • Crucial Steps To Maintaining Financial Health

    Your Child’s Asthma: the 6 Crucial Steps To Maintaining Financial Health

    If your child has a chronic condition like asthma, it’s not just enough to keep your child healthy. You owe it to yourself and the other members of your family to keep your family’s finances healthy as well. Unfortunately, paying for the treatment your child’s chronic condition requires may be quite expensive, and can easily […]

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  • Finding the Perfect Sport

    Finding the Perfect Sport for my Asthmatic Child

    All kids love playing outdoors with their friends, biking or playing sports, and Jack is no different. He loves being outside, playing with his friends. The only catch was how to help him be active without triggering his asthma symptoms. We didn’t want to “baby” Jack just because he had asthma and keep him indoors […]

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    Green Means Go –How We Asthma-Proofed Our House

    Once we’d outlined Jack’s asthma action plan, eliminating the asthma triggers which would push him into the yellow “caution” zone and the red “danger” zone from our house was the next step. I’m a pretty thorough housekeeper, but de-triggering our house involved a lot more than run-of-the mill sweeping and scrubbing. We had to completely […]

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  • Ready…Set…Action

    Ready…Set…Action! – How We Learned to Use an Asthma Action Plan

    After the initial diagnosis, it became apparent that we had to figure out a way to control Jack’s asthma – at school, at home, at play – in other words, 24/7. What a tall order! It’s hard enough to raise an energetic child, let alone one with a chronic condition that has to be monitored […]

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  • I Learned My Child Had Asthma

    How I Learned My Child Had Asthma – and How I Learned to Live With It

    Asthma became a part of our lives early, and has never left. Jack is our oldest son, and my husband and I were overjoyed when he arrived. Unfortunately, our joy was tempered with worry almost right away. Jack first experienced breathing problems as an infant. And not just little breathing problems. Before the six month […]

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  • 3 year old with chronic allergies and asthma

    Chronic Allergies and Asthma

    My 3 year old son has rhinitis allergies and cough variant asthma. He currently takes singulair, allegra 2x daily, pulmicort 2 x daily, and xopenex as needed. With all this being said he still continues to get sick every…

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  • Asthma Awareness: Your ‘Asthma Action Plan’

    Asthma Awareness: Your ‘Asthma Action Plan’

    Today is my final guest blog in this series on asthma. I am deeply grateful to for inviting me and to all the readers for viewing my posts. I hope you have found them helpful.

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  • Asthma Awareness: A ‘Step Therapy’ Approach to Medications

    Asthma Awareness: A ‘Step Therapy’ Approach to Medications

    Treating asthma is a dynamic process, the goal being controlled asthma, which interferes with your life to the smallest extent possible. In the quest to control asthma, medications are also important.

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  • Asthma Awareness: The Patient-Doctor Relationship

    Asthma Awareness: The Patient-Doctor Relationship

    Thinking back to childhood, I still have great affection for my physician, Dr. Judge. Visits to him never seemed rushed. He always carefully listened to my mother (and me), performed an unhurried physical examination, and patiently explained the diagnosis and treatment to us in his quiet office, which was attached to his family home.

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