For Kids: Help Others Understand Asthma

October 03, 2017

For Kids: Help Others Understand Asthma

Boy talking to woman.

Girl talking to two boys.

Boy with four healthcare providers.

People who don’t have asthma may not know how it makes you feel. Help them learn more about asthma. If you don't know what to say, ask your parents for help. Here's an example of what you can say to your family, friends, teachers, and other adults:

It can also help to have an asthma buddy—another child who has asthma like you do. You might find this friend at school, on a team, or in your neighborhood. You and your asthma buddy can look out for each other. And you can count on each other to understand.

Your asthma team

You, your parents, and your healthcare provider work together as a team. They can help you with controlling you asthma symptoms and make your life easier. Tell them how you are feeling. They may have good ideas about what to do. And if you are not sure how to take your medicine or if your asthma begins to flare up, be sure to tell them.


October 03, 2017

Reviewed By:  

Adler, Liora C., MD,Bass, Pat F. III, MD, MPH