Asthma | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • My child has asthma. Will he or she grow out of it?
  • Will you provide written instructions for my/my child’s treatment plan?
  • What information do I need to give my child’s school about his/her treatment?
  • Would allergy testing help determine what’s causing asthma symptoms?
  • What changes can I make at home to relieve my/my child’s asthma symptoms?
  • Is it safe to exercise and/or play sports with asthma?
  • What are the signs of an emergency? What should I do in an emergency?

Some information adapted from "What you and your family can do about asthma," a patient information booklet published by the Global Initiative for Asthma, a joint effort of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the World Health Organization. This and other publications are available through the Internet (

Written by editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 03/05