Caring for Children with Asthma

IEL Resources

Web Resources

  • Asthma in Children
    This website from Medline Plus includes information on diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of asthma.
  • Childhood Asthma
    This website from Mayo Clinic includes symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options for children with asthma. 
  • Diagnosing Asthma in Babies and Toddlers
    It can be difficult to diagnose asthma in babies and toddlers. This resource by HealthyChildren explains how parents can help by observing symptoms and sharing these with the health care provider.
  • How Asthma-Friendly Is Your Child-Care Setting?
    This checklist provided by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute can be used by child care providers to self-evaluate their programs for obstacles to the safety of children with asthma. Filter by “asthma” on this page to find the resources. (Also available in Spanish)
  • Asma Resumen — Spanish (Asthma Overview)
    This page from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America includes links to information in Spanish related to the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of asthma.

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Reviewed: 2017