A new study published in the August 7th online edition of Pediatrics shows that many parents of preschool-age children are unprepared to treat their child's asthma.
Only about half the parents of asthmatic preschoolers had the right knowledge and medicines on hand to treat their child's breathing condition at home, a new study found.
And one-third of those children had empty inhalers, the researchers reported.
"The inability to treat asthma could lead to emergency department visits," explained senior study author Michelle Eakin, an associate professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore.
Do you and your child receive asthma-related patient education from your health care provider? If yes, what kind?
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