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Keeping healthy through good nutrition and physical activity is an important part of managing asthma symptoms. For many children who have asthma, it can be challenging to exercise or take part in physical activity. On this webpage, you will learn how to improve your child's health through positive encouragement, diet and nutrition, sleep and physical activity.
What is an asthma flare?
An asthma flare is when a person’s asthma symptoms worsen and make it hard for the person to breathe. Asthma attacks rarely happen without any warning – usually there are signs (such as cough or shortness of breath) warning a person that their asthma is acting up.
If you notice these signs that your child’s asthma is acting up, follow the steps in his Asthma Action Plan. If your child does not have an Asthma Action Plan, ask his health care provider to create one with you.
Most asthma attacks can be prevented by consistent and correct use of controller medications. If you have any questions about your child’s controller medications, talk with your child’s health care provider.
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