Managing Your Child’s Asthma While Traveling

Asthma is a common childhood condition, affecting about 9 million U.S. kids under 18. While there is no cure for asthma, you can reduce the frequency of asthma attacks and manage symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath with an effective asthma care management plan.

This means family vacations and exotic travel are not out of the question. With a little extra planning, your family can take off on an adventure and create memories to last a lifetime.

But before you plan your trip, make sure your child’s asthma is under control. If not, visit with your doctor to figure out how to modify your child’s asthma care plan so their asthma is well-managed before you embark on that vacation.

Dr. Margaret Lubega and her staff at First Pediatric Care Center in Gastonia, North Carolina, offer these tips on how to manage your child’s asthma while traveling so everyone has a good time.

Before you go

While you’re traveling

For more advice on how to manage your child’s asthma while traveling, call Dr. Lubega’s office or make an appointment online.

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