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Should i stop my child from running because of her bad asthma? the school makes them run miles, and freshman year they make them run it without telling them the date. whenever she runs her asthma gets worse the longer or faster she runs. she does take her

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Dr. Marvin Den
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Her : Her asthma is not controlled if this is happening. It would be advisable to see a specialist , allergist or pulmonary md, to see that she is on the proper medication and that the diagnosis is the correct one.
Dr. Thomas Johnson
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 27 years experience
The : The goal for treating asthma is to allow patients to participate in the activities they enjoy with no limitations. If your child is having symptoms of asthma with exercise i would suggest you see an asthma specialist to ensure she is receiving appropriate therapy.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Not controlled: It sound like your child asthma is not controlled well. I would recommend you follow your action plan to the letter in order to achieve control with her medications. Kids should be active, run and play sports even when they have asthma. The secret is good control.
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Consult an allergist if you think the current action plan does not control your child's asthma.
Mar 24, 2013

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