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. 

Clinical Trials

New treatments for many conditions are tested in clinical trials, which ultimately bring lifesaving new drugs and devices to the patients who need them most. By participating in a clinical trial, you may get access to the most advanced treatments for your condition, and help determine their benefits for future patients.