Community Pediatric Asthma Service

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Understanding Asthma

Important information for your appointment with us.

Understanding Asthma

When & Where to get help

Do you need to see your doctor, or go to Emergency?

When & Where to get help

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Our most popular information with fast, easy access using QR codes.

Resources in one click!

Get your asthma ready for winter!

Tips from Asthma Canada for managing your asthma this winter.

Winter Tips for Asthma


What is Asthma?

Asthma is a chronic or long-term disease of the airways, the tubes that carry air into our lungs. It causes inflammation and bronchial tube narrowing, leading to airflow limitation. Talk to your doctor about asthma if you notice your child experiencing any of the following:

  • cough (especially in the middle of the night) for several weeks after a cold
  • cough, shortness of breath or wheezing 3 to 5 minutes after the start of vigorous exercise
  • cough, shortness of breath or wheeze within 12 hours of being exposed to asthma triggers such as animal dander, smoke, pollen, mold, dust

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Information in 14 languages

We have translated our most popular asthma information into 14 languages.

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Asthma Action Plan

The best plan is your own Asthma Action Plan. If you don’t have one, print a plan to discuss with your doctor or educator.

devices

Devices

Common devices to deliver medicine to the lungs are often called “puffers.” Visit this section for device instructions and videos.


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