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Keeping track of your child's symptoms and peak flow

Easy ways to record your child’s cough, wheeze, breathlessness or tight chest – so you can keep track and help your doctor diagnose your child

Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

Brace yourself for a fast-paced and physically challenging adventure, as you take on the three highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales.

Peak in asthma deaths sparks winter survival guide

December and January are the deadliest months of the year for people with asthma, figures for the past decade have revealed, sparking the release of a winter survival guide from Asthma UK.

Tests to diagnose and monitor asthma

There’s no one test that can prove whether someone has asthma. Various tests are used, including the peak flow test and spirometry.

People with asthma delaying seeking emergency treatment for potentially life threatening asthma attacks as winter flu peak bites

A snap poll by Asthma UK reveals that 7 out of 10 (71%) respondents have had a potentially life threatening asthma attack in the past 4 weeks which may have required hospital treatment.

Blog post: Dr Samantha Walker's Q&A - Managing asthma and hay fever during peak pollen season

Have your noticed your hay fever symptoms are even more irritating than usual? That’s because we’re in ‘peak’ pollen season.

Monitoring severe asthma symptoms

If you’ve got severe asthma or you’re in the process of finding out whether or not you have severe asthma, here are lots of tips and ideas for monitoring your symptoms.

Managing severe asthma

This section has all the information you need on managing your severe asthma, including monitoring symptoms and how to work with healthcare professionals.


Our downloadable resources help people with asthma manage their condition effectively. They were developed using trusted evidence, and evaluated by healthcare professionals.

Asthma UK comment on new flu strain

90% of people with asthma find that colds and flu make their asthma worse, putting them at an increased risk of a potentially life threatening asthma attack.

Asthma UK comment on severe weather warnings across Scotland

With reports of severe cold weather hitting Scotland, it's really important that people with asthma in Scotland understand how to manage their condition.

Adventure sports

If you fancy an adventure sport such as scuba diving or skiing, make sure you’re as physically fit as you can be and your asthma is well-controlled.

Travelling when you have severe asthma

Simple tips to help make travel and holidays easier for people who have severe asthma.

Quit smoking to lower your asthma risk

If you have asthma and smoke you're really taking a risk. Smoking, or being around other people smoking, can lead to asthma symptoms or even an asthma attack.

Making your case for specialist care

Sometimes people with asthma find it hard to access the specialist care they need for their asthma. Here we help you make your case for a specialist referral.

How to get basic asthma care

Basic asthma care saves lives – are you getting what you should?

Asthma when you’re older

Whether you’ve only recently been diagnosed or you’ve had asthma all your life, it’s important to make sure your asthma is well managed as you get older.

Staying in hospital for your asthma

Find out how you'll be cared for in hospital and the best way to look after your asthma after you've been discharged.

Make the most of 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

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