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Asthma is a long-term lung disease that inflames and narrows the air-ways.

Common signs and symptoms of asthma are:

• Wheezing (a whistling sound when you breathe)
• Chest tightness
• Shortness of breath
• Coughing.

If you or your child has any of the symptoms above, ask your Doctor about asthma.

If your child has asthma, talk to your school nurse and your doctor about an Asthma Care Plan.

Local Asthma Coalitions teach people about Asthma. For more information about asthma or your local Asthma Coalition, please contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Asthma Triggers include:

• Secondhand smoke
• Pets
• Cockroaches
• Mold
• Cold air
• Pollen
• Dust mites
• Exercise

Asthma Camp is sponsored by Rutherford Regional Hospital and RHI Legacy Foundation. For registration or information about Asthma Camp, please contact:

Joyce McCain at 828-286-5441 or Amie Watson at 828-286-5446.

Check out the following Asthma Resources:

1. Dusty the Goldfish in Spanish

2. Asthma Fun Book

3. Children and Asthma Fact Sheet

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