Lora J. Stewart MD


Asthma’s Impact on Your Child’s Life

Asthma is a challenging condition. It can affect all areas of your child’s life. Many children with asthma miss school days. When this happens, have your child call a friend to ask about the work he or she missed. Doing this both keeps your child’s schoolwork current and provides him or her with the social contact that…

Asthma Action Plan: Yellow Zone

An asthma action plan is based on zones defined by your symptoms or your peak flow, or both. It tells you what to do if you have a sudden increase in your asthma symptoms ( asthma attack ). The yellow zone may mean that you are having an asthma attack or that your medicine needs to be increased. When symptoms are…

Asthma: Using an Asthma Action Plan

Covers using an asthma action plan for asthma attacks. Explains green, yellow, and red zones in an action plan. Covers what medicines to take in each zone. Reviews what to do if an attack becomes an emergency.

Asthma Action Plan: Red Zone

An asthma action plan is based on zones defined by your symptoms, your peak flow, or both. It tells you what to do if you have a sudden increase in your asthma symptoms ( asthma attack ). You are in the red zone of your asthma action plan if you have severe asthma symptoms. Symptoms include: Any shortness of breath…

Asthma’s Impact on Your Child’s Life

Asthma is a challenging condition. It can affect all areas of your child’s life. Many children with asthma miss school days. When this happens, have your child call a friend to ask about the work he or she missed. Doing this both keeps your child’s schoolwork current and provides him or her with the social contact that…