Goals of Pediatric Asthma Control

While there is no cure for asthma, it can be controlled with proper treatment. Treatment of your child's asthma may include medication, as well as learning how to avoid the triggers that cause symptoms to worsen. People with well controlled asthma can live very normal and active lives if their asthma is under control.

With good control of your child's asthma, your child should:

  • Be able to play and exercise without difficulty
  • Be able to sleep at night without their asthma waking them up
  • Not miss school due to asthma symptoms
  • Not need urgent care or emergency room visits for asthma

If your child is not able to do these things, their asthma may be out of control. Talk to your child's health care provider. He or she may need to make some adjustments to their asthma plan.