By Melissa Sherman, BSN, RN
If you are the parent of a child that has just been diagnosed with asthma, you have many questions. Will he outgrow it? Will she be able to play sports? With all of the information the health care provider gave me, where do I start? A good place may be The Six Key Steps on Your Pathway To Asthma Control.
In NJ, more than 188,000* children have asthma! The good news is, you are not alone and there are many resources to help you. The first thing you should know is that although your child will not outgrow his asthma, as it is not something that can be cured, his asthma can be controlled. There are free resources on our website www.pacnj.org to help you start gaining control of your child’s asthma today!
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Talk to Your Child’s
What is an Asthma Treatment Plan?
It is a written plan prepared by your child’s health care provider to control his asthma.
Your Child’s Asthma Treatment Plan tells you:
• What medicine your child takes
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