What if your infant has asthma

The lungs of an infant do not function as efficiently as the lungs of an older child. As a result, a severe episode of asthma in an infant can quickly result in lung failure.

Things to be aware of

What to do

Be prepared. Do not wait until the last minute to learn how to handle an emergency. Have an asthma action plan that includes how you'll get to your physician or hospital and who will watch your other children.

Concerns about medications

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics