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Childhood Asthma

Asthma is a common long-term condition which can be well managed in most children.  Symptoms can include:

  • wheezing
  • coughing
  • shortness of breath
  • tightness in chest

If your child has recently been diagnosed with asthma, there are lots of resources that can provide information and guidance on managing your child's asthma.

The Asthma UK website has lots of helpful information to help, visit - www.asthma.org.uk/advice/child. The Monkey Wellbeing website also has a helpful asthma plan printout - https://www.monkeywellbeing.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/asthma-plan-v3.pdf

What to do if your child is having an asthma attack:

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Asthma UK have also put together the below video, which helps show how to use a spacer with a mask for a child.