Write to the National Asthma Center for information on programs that teach self-management skills and help children and their families learn to live with asthma. Their address is 1400 Jackson Street, Denver, CO 80206. The National Allergy and Asthma Network is another good source of information. Their address is 3554 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 200, Fairfax, VA 22030.
There is no known way to prevent a child from developing asthma. Obviously, however, if your child has suffered an asthmatic attack, you should keep her from coming into contact with any foods or environmental allergens that you suspect may trigger another episode.
From Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child by Janet Zand, N.D., L.Ac., Robert Rountree, MD, Rachel Walton, RN, ©1994. Published by Avery Publishing, New York. For personal use only; neither the digital nor printed copy may be copied or sold. Reproduced by permission.