Understanding Asthma is Half the Battle

Choose from the categories below to browse our collection of asthma PDF downloads.

General Information

What is Asthma?

Explains asthma, asthma symptoms, treating asthma and how to find out if you have asthma.

Asthma Action Plan

Explains the asthma action plan and how to use it.

Information On Asthma Booklet

Booklet with asthma information including overview, triggers, medication and Asthma Action Plan. Also includes specific information for parents, schools and daycare centers.

Things That Trigger Asthma

Know Your Asthma Triggers

Learn about what triggers might be setting off your asthma symptoms.

Air Pollution

How to protect yourself from air pollution if you have asthma.

Cockroaches or Roaches

How roaches can trigger asthma and how to prevent this from happening.

Cold Air

How cold weather can trigger asthma symptoms and ways to prevent this.

Dust and Dust Mites

Learn how dust and dust mites can trigger asthma symptoms and how to prevent this.

Green Cleaning

Learn about how harsh chemicals can trigger asthma symptoms and alternative ways to clean.

Hot and Humid Air

Explains how heat and humid air can affect asthma.

Mold

Explains what mold is, how it triggers asthma symptoms, and how to keep it from growing in your home.

Pets

Learn how pets can be an asthma trigger and ways to try and keep this from happening.

Pollen

Learn about pollen and how it affects people with asthma.

Rodents

How rodents can trigger asthma symptoms and ways to prevent this.

Smoke

Learn how smoking and exposure to smoke affects people with asthma.

Staying Active

Understand how people with asthma can exercise and be physically active.

Medications for Asthma

Medications to Manage Asthma

Different kinds of medications used to manage asthma.

Antihistamines for Allergies

Explains antihistamines and how they can help reduce asthma symptoms caused by allergies.

Inhaled Bronchodilators (Quick Relief)

Learn about inhalers that are used to provide quick relief of symptoms of asthma.

Inhaled Steroids

Explains inhaled steroids and how they can prevent asthma symptoms when used daily.

Leukotriene Modifiers

Learn about leukotrienes, how medication can block them and improve asthma symptoms.

Oral Steroids

Explains how oral steroids are used to treat symptoms in people with asthma.

Using Asthma Medication Devices

Diskus

How to use and care for your diskus inhaler.

Getting Your Inhaler Ready to Use

Learn how and why it is important to prime the inhaler.

Importance of Using Your Spacer

Explains why using a spacer is important and how to use and care for the spacer.

Inhaler with Spacer

How to use and care for your inhaler with a spacer.

Inhaler with Spacer and Mask

How to use and care for your inhaler with a spacer and a mask.

Nebulizer

How to use and care for your nebulizer medications and machine.

RediHaler™

Explains how to use and care for your RediHaler™ inhaler.

Respimat® Inhaler

Explains how to use and care for your Respimat® inhaler.

Twisthaler

How to use and care for your twisthaler.

Videos

Using Inhaler with Spacer - Young Child

Video showing how to use inhaler with spacer.

Using Inhaler with Spacer - Adolescent

Video showing how to use inhaler with spacer.

Using Inhaler with Spacer and Mask

Video showing how to use inhaler with spacer and mask

Other

Asthma Activity Sheet

Coloring and activity sheet for children to learn about asthma.

South Side Pediatric Asthma Center (SSPAC)
5841 South Maryland Ave.
MC 1075
Chicago, IL 60637

(833) 3ASTHMA (833-327-8462)