Pediatric Asthma

This information is useful for children
Close up portrait of a mother kissing her young daughter, who possibly has pediatric asthma.

Asthma—chronic inflammation of the airways that causes trouble breathing—can be a scary and life-threatening disease for children, but it can also be very well controlled with proper medication. It's a common condition, affecting an estimated 8.4% of children in the United States.

At Yale Medicine, the goal for all pediatric asthma patients is to find a treatment plan that prevents symptoms (asthma attacks) and allows them to lead normal, active lives. Our Asthma Program brings all aspects of a child’s care team under one umbrella. Not only do our patients see highly trained specialists, they meet with registered nurses who are certified asthma educators.