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Doctors typically increase the amount of daily controller medication for children with asthma for several months when a child has continuing uncontrolled symptoms. However, some doctors only step up the amount of the daily controller medication when a child’s asthma suddenly flares up.

The STICS study will compare two different approaches to treatment for asthma flare ups.  Both groups will receive standard asthma care. One group will continue to use their same amount of daily controller medication during asthma flare-ups.  A second group will use an increased amount of daily controller medication during asthma flare-ups. We will compare the results from both groups of children.