Children ages 12-17, who have well-controlled asthma, are wanted in a clinical trial to study the effectiveness of mobile devices in an effort to determine the lowest dosage of medication needed to maintain control.
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As a parent of a child with asthma, you want to avoid the emergency room (ER) as much as possible. But it's also important to know when going to the ER is the right choice.
Sometimes, kids with asthma need medical care very quickly. If any of these symptoms happen, see your doctor immediately, go to the ER, or call an ambulance:
Planning can make trips to the ER less stressful for you and your child. Here are some tips to try:
Taking asthma seriously and working to manage it can make it less likely that your child will need to go to the ER.
It's important to monitor your child's asthma using the written asthma action plan your doctor helps you create. This plan will outline day-to-day treatment, symptoms to watch for, and step-by-step instructions to follow during a flare-up.
Many kids go to the ER simply because they didn't have their quick-relief medicines handy. Your child should have this medicine available at all times, including at school, at sporting events, and while traveling.
Reviewed by: Elana Pearl Ben-Joseph, MD
Date reviewed: June 22, 2017