Parents should encourage their asthmatic children to be active, to take part in sports and play with others and teach them what to do in case of an attack. With such an active coping, the children's quality of life is considerably better than if parents try to avoid everything that might provoke an asthma attack. This is the result of a survey in more than eighty mothers and their asthmatic children.
Childhood asthma has a good prognosis. About half of the children outgrow the disease. It is important to make sure that the disease, as long as it may last, does not take control of life.
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