Pediatric Asthma

This information is useful for children
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Why Yale Medicine?
  • Our Asthma Program includes doctors, respiratory therapists and nurses who are certified asthma educators.
  • We collaborate with your child's primary care physician as well as other Yale Medicine specialists.
  • We work hard to tailor a treatment plan to fit your child's normal, active lifestyle.

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 5 to 10 percent 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.