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.
Exercise is one of the most common triggers for kids and teens with asthma. But some people who don't have asthma have what's called exercise-induced asthma (EIA).
When this happens, a person might:
Symptoms may happen within 5 to 10 minutes of exercising, and peak 5 to 10 minutes after exercising stops. Symptoms usually go away within 1 hour.
Students with EIA may:
Having EIA doesn't mean students should skip sports, gym classes, or other physical activities. Students with EIA may need to use inhalers before exercise.
Teachers and coaches can help students with EIA by:
You should know your students' asthma triggers and allow them to use their medicines when needed. If a student's symptoms don't improve or get worse after taking medicine, call the school nurse or 911.
Reviewed by: Elana Pearl Ben-Joseph, MD
Date reviewed: September 13, 2017