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10 Ways You Can Better Deal With Your Child’s Asthma

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Mother buttons her child's shirt before he boards the school bus.
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Child uses her rescue inhaler.
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1. Always carry a rescue inhaler


Writing down oxygen saturation levels in desk calendar.
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2. Keep track of peak flow and oxygen saturation


Little girl with pigtails and red backpack holds her parent's hand.
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3. Put together a contact list


Fingers type on a laptop.
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4. Carry a drug list


Mother holds child in her lap as she talks to doctor.
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5. Know how to contact your doctors


Emergency sign outside of hospital.
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6. Scope out the nearest urgent care center or ER


Mom takes the temperature of her sick child.
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7. Avoid sick playmates


Mother shows daughter how to properly wash her hands.
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8. Make hand washing and hand sanitizer a rule


Bee sits on pollen-filled flower.
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9. Keep an eye on pollen levels


Mother bundles up child for cold weather.
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10. Be mindful of cold weather


Jennifer Mitchell Wilson

Jennifer Mitchell Wilson

@Jen_Rackley

Jennifer Mitchell Wilson is a dietitian and mother of three girls. Two of her children have dealt with acid reflux disease, food allergies, migraines, and asthma. She has a Bachelor of Science in dietetics from Harding University and has done graduate work in public health and nutrition through Eastern Kentucky University. In addition to writing for HealthCentral, she does patient consults and serves on the Board of Directors for the Pediatric Adolescent Gastroesophageal Reflux Association.