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Dealing with your child’s symptoms while you wait for a diagnosis

Easy tips on keeping your child safe and symptom free when they have suspected asthma and you haven't got a diagnosis yet

“I had hot flushes – and then I started coughing and getting breathless as well”

Jane Scaife got asthma in her late 40s. She thinks there’s a link between her asthma symptoms and changing hormones due to the menopause.

Asthma and your pharmacist

Your local pharmacist is a health expert you can turn to for advice and support about your asthma, and the great thing is you don't need an appointment. Find out how to make the most of your

Research partnerships

Research partnerships myAirCoach < Back to Research partnerships Technology, especially mobile phones, is becoming an increasingly popular and easy way for people to monitor their health and work

Ventolin Accuhaler and Seretide Accuhaler inhalers recall – do you need to be worried?

Could your Ventolin Accuhaler or Seretide Accuhaler inhaler be faulty? Asthma UK’s in-house GP, Dr Andy, helps you work out whether yours could be affected and what to do if it is.

“My running used to be limited by my breathing – now it’s only my legs that hold me back!”

Karen Ward thought running was hard because she was unfit. But since an asthma diagnosis at 54, she’s started training for a marathon. Read her story...

Sex and relationships

Whether you’re single and dating or in a relationship, you can feel confident that your asthma doesn’t need to affect your love life. Find out more...

Blog post: A real life approach to improve asthma

Kay Boycott, Chief Executive of Asthma UK, looks at the reality of managing asthma

Not getting what you need from your child’s GP?

What do you do if you don’t feel confident that your child’s GP is giving your child the best care? Here we offer some advice for some of the common concerns parents have.

"If you rule your asthma, you can lead a normal life"

Tina Baker was inspired to get active, gain better control over her asthma, and retrain as a fitness instructor.

Brits brace for plummeting temperatures

Brits brace for plummeting temperatures Sonia Munde, Head of Services at Asthma UK, said: “With reports of extreme cold weather due over the next few days it’s vital that the people with asthma are

Understanding asthma triggers

Different people’s asthma symptoms can be triggered by different things – from food to air pollution, animals or weather.

Blog post: Tips for supporting teenagers to manage their own asthma

“Asthma is embarrassing” teenagers tell us. And it could stop them using inhalers according to new research. Here’s how to support them.

Inhalers in schools

86% of children have been without their own inhaler because it was lost, forgotten, broken or had run out. Now schools are able to hold spare emergency inhalers if they choose to.

What to do after your child's asthma attack

Book an urgent follow up appointment and use your child’s action plan, to help them recover after an asthma attack and get back to their usual activities

"If you believe in yourself and work hard to achieve your goals anything is possible."

"If you believe in yourself and work hard to achieve your goals anything is possible." Author Jane Elson used her own experience of asthma to create courageous heroine Bee Edwards “I didn’t want

Difficult to control asthma

Some people who have a lot of difficult asthma symptoms and frequent asthma attacks may not be given a diagnosis of 'severe' asthma, but told they have ‘difficult to control’ asthma instead. Find out

When exercise triggers your asthma

Exercise is good for everyone, including people with asthma. If your asthma is well controlled, you should be able to join in, have fun and keep fit.

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