Asthma and Teens

Asthma and Teens

The teen years can be rough for kids, and they can be even rougher for teens with asthma. The last thing they want their friends to know is that they're "different."

These tips can make parenting a teen with asthma a bit easier:

Reviewed by: Elana Pearl Ben-Joseph, MD
Date reviewed: January 2014





Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

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