Information and Educational Resources
Childhood asthma (pediatric asthma) is the most common serious chronic disease in infants and children; yet is often difficult to diagnose. Symptoms include wheezing, coughing, difficulty breathing, chest pain and reduced energy.
Some children have symptoms only when exercising or playing a sport.
Childhood asthma, just like asthma in adults, can't be cured. But with the right medications and treatment plan, symptoms can be controlled. This is extremely important in order to prevent damage to growing lungs.
Learn more about asthma symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and management from the video resources and handouts at the bottom of this page.
UCSF Pediatric Pulmonary Asthma Teaching
- Acute asthma with Respiratory Infection | Spanish
- Controlling Asthma Triggers | Spanish
- For Kids asthma and exercise | Spanish
- How to Use a Nebulizer | Spanish
- How to Use an Inhaler | Spanish
- Understanding Asthma | Spanish
- Your Childs Asthma Away From Home
- Your Childs Asthma Flareups
- Your Childs Asthma Is it under control
- Your Childs Asthma Taking Control
- Your Childs Asthma Triggers