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Whether you’re a child or a senior, a caregiver or an asthma warrior, the more you know about asthma, the more you can do to take control of it and improve your quality of life. Your doctor will always be an important resource. The information on this website may be helpful, too. We hope these resources inspire you to learn more about asthma so you can breathe easier and enjoy your life!
- AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ASTHMA, ALLERGY AND IMMUNOLOGY (AAAAI)
- AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR RESPIRATORY CARE (AARC)
- ASTHMA AND ALLERGY FOUNDATION OF AMERICA (AAFA)
- AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CHEST PHYSICIANS
- AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION (ALA)
- CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC)
- NATIONAL HEART, LUNG AND BLOOD INSTITUTE (NHLBI)
- U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
VIDEOS AND MORE
- American Sign Language Asthma Information Video
- Asthma Patient Resources and Videos
- EPA EnviroFlash Air Quality Info
- Living with Asthma Online Support Community
Asthma is one of the most common diseases of children. It can cause wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing—especially at night and in the early morning. Although children with asthma have the disease all the time, attacks only happen when something bothers a child’s lungs.
There is no cure for asthma, but you can help children control it. When they know their triggers and follow their asthma action plan, they’ll breathe easier and get more out of life. Use these resources to discover more ways to help your child.
Resources for you
Resources for your children
WIZDY PETS. This app allows children to learn to manage their asthma by adopting and caring for a fire-breathing dragon who has asthma. Users administer the pet’s inhaler, look out for and clean up potential asthma triggers, and play mini games so the pet dragon can blow fire and defeat a smog monster.
Hello Asthma Warrior! These fun facts and games can help you control your asthma. Give them a try!
FUN FACTS, podcasts and more from the CDC website.
WIZDY PETS. Hatches into a dragon you can adopt and name. The dragon has asthma. You help by showing it how to use an inhaler, blow fire and defeat a smog monster. The longer you play, the more points you earn, and the more fun options you can access, like dressing up your dragon and decorating its bedroom.
These general resources may be helpful to people with asthma of any age, as well as their caregivers.
ADULT-ONSET ASTHMA RESOURCES. Many people first develop asthma as children, but asthma symptoms can occur anytime in your life. Use these resources to learn more about adult-onset asthma and how to manage it.
ASTHMA BUDDY. This app reminds you to take your asthma medications each day, allows you to record an action plan (which you can email to your doctor), and lets you track any changes in your symptoms. It also features first-aid instructions that can help walk you through an emergency. Great for asthma patients or parents of children with asthma, it includes educational information such as videos on how to use an inhaler properly.
ASTHMACHECK. This app provides notifications about medicine, peak flow readings, and alerts when you’re running low on your asthma medications. It also provides a five-point check for your asthma symptoms and tracks behaviors that can affect your asthma, such as exercise and smoking. Bonus: It lets you choose whether to view your asthma in data, diary, chart, or list form.
ASTHMAMD. This app allows patients to log their asthma activity, medications, and triggers in a diary. The data are presented in a color graph that users can share with their clinician. Plus, by opting in to securely send encrypted and anonymous data such as severity, time, date, and location to a database managed by Google, patients can help researchers study trends in asthma attacks.
ASTHMA STORYLINES. This app from the Allergy & Asthma Network is a self-care tool for managing asthma for yourself or your loved one. The app tracks your symptoms and daily asthma control, records questions for your healthcare provider and reminds you of upcoming doctor appointments and to take medications on time. It gives you an accurate, shareable record of your asthma between physician visits, while helping you and your healthcare team collaborate on treatment strategies.
ASTHMATRACKER. This app is another platform for patients seeking to monitor their condition more closely. It allows users to record inhaler use, medications, and symptoms in a customizable diary. In addition, patients can create graphs to share with their clinician.
DAILY BREATH. DailyBreath provides patients with a daily risk index based on weather and environmental exposure data. The app recommends preventive actions, tracks flare-ups, and features a crowdsourced map of user symptoms.
PLUME. With this robust app, users can either choose to share their location or search for a city for current conditions to pop up. A cartoon cloud’s expression and the sky behind it changes depending on the quality of the air in that city.
PROPELLER. Propeller is an FDA-approved technology that allows patients to better understand and control their asthma. A small sensor clipped to their inhaler sends information to the Propeller smartphone app. The app automatically records data such as where and when the inhaler is used. It also provides reminders and a daily forecast of humidity, temperature, and air quality.
Most people with asthma identify their condition early in life, but asthma can develop in seniors, too. The symptoms are the same but can often be overlooked due to other health issues seniors may encounter.
For older adults, asthma can pose a serious threat, especially if you suffer from multiple health conditions. If you’re over the age of 65 and think you’ve developed asthma-like symptoms, schedule an appointment with a doctor.
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. You may find the information and resources on the AAFA website helpful, too.