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Asthma and your child

We have all the advice and support you need to help your child stay well with their asthma.

Find the answers here

If your child has been diagnosed with asthma, or if your child has suspected asthma or wheeze, this section is for you.

Whatever questions or concerns you may have, we’ve gathered information from asthma experts and parents to support and reassure you.

If your child’s having an asthma attack

Here’s the latest emergency advice. Knowing what to do if your child’s asthma gets worse helps you feel more in control, and able to take action if you need to.

Diagnosing asthma in children 

If you think your child might have asthma, you've been told your child has suspected asthma or your child is taking asthma medicines for a 'trial by treatment', these pages will help you understand what’s involved in getting an asthma diagnosis. You’ll also find plenty of ideas about how you can help the process along.

Your child’s inhalers and medicines

There are lots of proven medicines to help prevent and relieve the symptoms of asthma and cut the risk of asthma attacks. You can find out about how your child’s asthma treatments work to help reduce their symptoms here.

Managing your child's asthma

Discover the best things you can do alongside your child’s GP or asthma nurse to improve their chances of staying well with asthma. You can also find out how to guide your child to start taking responsibility for their own health and wellbeing.  

Making life easier with asthma

Asthma doesn't have to hold your child back - whether they’re playing in the park, going to school or having sleepovers with friends, here’s how to help them stay safe and happy There are also lots of tips to help you find peace of mind as a parent. Plus ideas to help the whole family cope with confidence.

Your stories – for parents 

Do you ever wonder how other families cope with asthma? In this section you’ll find first-person accounts packed with lots of helpful tips and insights from parents who know just what it’s like.

Asthma glossary

In our A-Z asthma glossary you can find the meanings to lots of asthma words you may have come across on our website, or when you're chatting to your child’s asthma nurse or GP.

Severe asthma

If your child has been diagnosed with severe asthma, or you think they might have it, you can find lots of helpful information about getting the right diagnosis and treatment here. There are also lots of ideas and tips about managing it better so that life is easier for the whole family.

Last updated September 2016