Asthma and the Internet

Information from the internet should not replace medical care. Asthma information can be found on many different websites from around the world. If you do not own a computer, public Internet access can be found at community sites such as the local library or Community Centre. Ask about sites in your community.

Asthma and the Internet

Anyone can put anything on the Internet. Some information may not be correct. Do not trust a site that says they can cure asthma. At present, there is no cure for asthma. Look for well known organizations such as hospitals or universities. See the websites suggested on this website.

Question What You Read

  • Who wrote the information? Do they work with known organizations (eg. hospital or universities)?
  • Is it easy to read and understand?
  • Can it be checked with other trusted sites?
  • Is the information recent and up to date? When was the information last updated?
  • Do links to other sites still work?
  • Other people may share their experiences online. Be careful about following their advice.


How Can I Check Out the Information?

Check out new ideas by speaking to your:

  • Doctor or Nurse Practitioner
  • Asthma Educator
  • Pharmacist
  • Local Lung Association


ASTHMA WEBSITES:

The Children’s Allergy & Asthma Education Centre
www.caaec.ca

Asthma Society of Canada
www.asthma.ca

iCAN (Calgary Asthma Network)
www.ucalgary.ca/icancontrolasthma

Canadian Lung Association
www.lung.ca/asthma

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov/asthma

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
www.aaaai.org


Websites for Kids:

iCAN (Calgary Asthma Network)
www.ucalgary.ca/icancontrolasthma/kidsall

Kids Health
www.kidshealth.org

The Asthma Society of Canada

www.asthmakids.ca


Websites for Teens:

Asthma Society of Canada
www.airsquare.ca

iCAN (Calgary Asthma Network)
www.ucalgary.ca/icancontrolasthma/teenpanels


Asthma Apps:

New to the world of asthma are apps for mobile phones. The following apps are designed to help manage asthma by tracking asthma symptoms and medications.

Asthma Check app        Asthma Sense App

Asthma MD app