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Pediatric Asthma

Highly Specialized & Personalized Care for Children with Asthma

At UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s, our pediatric asthma specialists include leaders in pediatric asthma treatment and in research to continue to improve the way we treat asthma in babies, children and teens. We take a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to pediatric asthma care. Our team’s mission is to work with you to improve your child’s and your family’s quality of life.

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Melvin’s Severe Asthma Journey

Melvin describes, in his own words, how a severe asthma attack as a toddler sent him to the ER and led him to the pediatric pulmonology experts at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s.

Why Choose UH Rainbow for Pediatric Asthma Care?

Ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the country for pulmonology by U.S. News & World Report, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospitals offers leading-edge asthma diagnosis and treatment and a team of nationally recognized asthma experts.

What is Asthma?

Asthma is a chronic condition that makes it difficult for children to breathe. Tubes called airways carry air in and out of our lungs. In children with asthma, these airways react to certain triggers and restrict a child's ability to breathe normally.

Asthma affects more than 7 million children in the U.S. and is one of the leading causes of hospitalization for children. Asthma symptoms in kids can be controlled with treatment, but it can cause scary and life-threatening experiences if not treated.

There are many types of asthma, and our team of specialists have the expertise to make accurate diagnoses and determine treatment plans for any type of pediatric asthma.

Learn More About Asthma and Allergies

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Check out our health information articles, covering topics such as asthma myths, childhood allergies, and clinical trials for severe asthma.

State-of-the-Art Asthma Diagnosis and Treatment

We’ve invested in leading-edge diagnostic testing and asthma treatment technologies to accurately determine the best treatment plan for your child. Testing may include lung function tests, an exercise challenge test, a bronchoscopy to examine the airways, and allergy testing. We also provide individualized pediatric asthma care plans for each child. This may include both long-term medications to control asthma and short-term medications for asthma attacks, as well as regular ongoing evaluations.

Leaders in Asthma Diagnosis, Treatment and Research

Severe Asthma Program

UH Rainbow has extensive experience in treating children with chronic asthma through the Severe Asthma Program. Our team of specialists provides leading-edge treatments as well as education and counseling support to help patients keep their asthma symptoms under control and enjoy active lives without limitations.

Learn More: Severe Asthma Program

Asthma Research and Clinical Trials

UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital is part of an asthma research network called the Precision Interventions for Severe and/or Exacerbation Prone Asthma or PrecISE Network. It's an innovative network funded by the National Institutes of Health. As a member of this research group, our pediatric asthma specialists study innovative therapies to help patients who are unable to control the disease with standard therapies. This includes novel treatments like biological medications or biologics – which are new medications given by injection with promising results for severe asthma.

Our physicians also conduct other research studies to study novel treatments and devices for children and adults with asthma. We believe providing our patients with opportunities to participate in asthma clinical trials is a very important part of our program, giving our patients access to exciting new therapies. Please ask your child's doctor or healthcare provider what studies might be right for you.

Learn More: Clinical Trials for Asthma