Asthma is a chronic disease in which the tubes that carry air to the lungs become inflamed and narrow. It is most often caused by a reaction to outside stimuli, such as allergens or pollution. Allergic asthma affects around 3 million kids in the United States each year. If not treated properly, allergic asthma can be life-threatening.
There are about 20 million people in the United States with asthma. Some children are not able to play sports or take physical education (PE). Their asthma is not well controlled. Children with poorly controlled asthma miss 14 or more school days each year.
The following patient education documents and recommended links are provided from your care team for your reference. This section is for educational purposes only.
In 2003 the State of Texas passed a law stating that students could carry their reliever asthma inhalers with them to school if the parents and HCP (health care provider) agree and if both gave written permission.
Asthma hurts…if you want to know what it feels like, take the asthma straw challenge!
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