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Your Child's Asthma and Ozone

Ozone and air pollution can be a trigger for your child's asthma. As with all triggers, the key is to avoid or minimize exposure as much as possible.

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Your Child's Asthma: Avoiding Triggers

From bed coverings to air purifiers, from pets to secondhand smoke, here are ideas to keep your child's asthma triggers under control.

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Your Child's Asthma: Flare-ups

Your child's breathing will become harder and may hurt. You may hear a wheezing or whistling sound, which is typical of asthma.

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Your Child's Asthma: How Severe Is It?

Asthma levels are classified in steps

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Your Child's Asthma: Nebulizer Treatments

Breathing the medication straight into the lungs works better and faster than taking the medication by mouth. Nebulizer treatments take about 15 to 20 minutes.

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Your Child's Asthma: Peak Flow Meters, Oximeters, and Spirometers

These three types of tools are used to measure how well your child's asthma is under control.

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Your High-Risk Baby and Expressing Milk

Most mothers find they get more milk in less time when using a hospital-grade, electric breast pump with a double collection kit when providing milk for high-risk newborns.

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Zika Virus

Zika is a disease caused by the Zika Virus. A person becomes infected by the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito or by having unprotected sex with an infected person. Infection during pregnancy has been shown to be linked to birth defects in babies. Symptoms can include fever, rash and joint pain.

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Zoonoses are infections that people can get from animals. Children with compromised immune systems are at higher risk for these infections. This includes those on chemotherapy or radiation, or who have had bone marrow transplants. Signs of zoonoses may include GI symptoms and flu-like symptoms.

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Helping Hands Patient Education Materials

Written and illustrated by medical, nursing and allied health professionals at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Helping Hand instructions are intended as a supplement to verbal instructions provided by a medical professional. The information is periodically reviewed and revised to reflect our current practice. However, Nationwide Children's Hospital is not responsible for any consequences resulting from the use or misuse of the information in the Helping Hands.