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“You don't need to let asthma take control of your life”

Flora hopes that her poem, ‘Home’, will help more people understand what it’s like to have an asthma attack.

Common concerns about medicines

Worried about taking your asthma medicines? Think taking your inhalers is a hassle? Concerned about side effects? Lots of people worry about taking medicines for their asthma. But if worries about

"It’s reassuring to know that we’re doing everything we can to stay on top of their asthma."

Shakeela and two of her sons have asthma, but don’t let it hold them back. They recognise their triggers and use spacers to get the most from their medicine.

Asthma at school and nursery

There is a dramatic rise in the number of children rushed to hospital due to their asthma in the autumn term - make sure your child is ready to go back to school.

"It can feel very frightening, but with time comes confidence and knowledge"

Sarah has two sons with asthma, they use preventer inhalers, Montelukast and a great routine to stay on top of their condition.

Steroids for asthma

Asthma steroids come in inhaler, tablet or liquid form. They help to calm and prevent inflammation in the airways and keep asthma under control.

How is asthma treated?

The way asthma is treated depends on symptoms. Sometimes you may need extra asthma medicines. Different treatment pathways are recommended for adults, for children aged 5-16, and for children under

Avoiding future asthma attacks

If you’ve had an asthma attack and you’re recovering well, it’s the perfect time to use this practical guide and cut your risk of having another one.

How is asthma treated in children?

How doctors use the latest national guidelines to decide which asthma medicines to give children.

Five ways to manage your asthma when you leave home

Whether you’re off to university or moving away for a new job, find out the best ways to continue looking after your asthma well when leaving home for the first time.

Long-acting bronchodilators

Long-acting bronchodilators work alongside your usual preventer inhaler to open up your airways and help make breathing easier.

“One reliever inhaler sits in my ‘sex box’ with the lube and condoms!”

Lindsay, 23, has no intention of letting her asthma control her sex life. She tells us how asthma-friendly sex positions, breathing techniques and being able to talk about her symptoms has helped her

How to get the best from your child’s asthma review

Your child’s asthma review is an opportunity to talk to your GP or asthma nurse about how your child is getting on with their asthma.

What to do when your medicine changes

Tips and advice on getting the best from your new medicine quickly, so you can live free from asthma symptoms.

Chest infections and asthma

Chest infections can be more likely in people with asthma. Asthma causes inflammation anyway, so if you get a chest infection (like pneumonia or bronchitis) it leads to a double whammy of extra

How to use a spacer with single breath and hold

In this short video, we show you how to use a pMDI inhaler with a spacer, using the single breath and hold technique. Part of Asthma UK’s series of inhaler technique videos, endorsed by the UK

Avoid a back to school asthma attack

More children end up in hospital with their asthma in the autumn term. Act now to keep your child safe when they go back to school.

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