Asthma is a leading chronic illness among children involving the airways in the lungs. These airways, or bronchial tubes, allow air to come in and out of the lungs.
For a child with asthma their airways are inflamed, become swollen and the muscles around the airways can tighten when something triggers their symptoms. The makes it difficult for air to move in and out of the lungs, causing symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and/or chest tightness.
We can help your child manage their asthma at school by providing us with a physician completed Asthma Action Plan along with medication indicated on the plan.