Pharmacy Corner
When Every Breath Matters: Asthma in Children What is the 30 second asthma test?

The 30 second asthma test is a quick way to see if your child’s asthma is controlled by answering the following questions:

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  • Do you cough, wheeze, or have tight chest because of asthma 3 or more times a week?
  • Do coughing, wheezing, or chest tightness wake you up at night 1 or more times a week?
  • Do you stop exercising because of your asthma in the past 3 months?
  • Do you ever miss work or school because of asthma in the past 3 months?
  • Do you use your blue inhaler more than 3 times a week?

You should bring this self-test and show it to the doctor if you answer yes for one or more question.