Nov 21, 2013
Post By: Children's Health
Approximately nine million children in the United States have asthma and experience the wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath or chest tightness that comes with it.
Most children with a history of asthma will experience exercise-induced asthma (EIA); however, this doesn't mean they shouldn't participate in sports. With the right plan and medicines, many children with asthma can participate in any sport.
Actions that will help your child prevent or lessen EIA include:
Wheezing or coughing that begins between five to 20 minutes after beginning to run or play is a sign that asthma is not under control and more needs to be done to control symptoms and it may be time to speak with your health care provider.
Medical treatment is needed if your child, or team member demonstrates:
Provide a copy of your child's asthma action plan to teachers, the school nurse and or coaches.
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