Asthma

Asthma is the most common long-term medical condition in children in the UK, with around one in 11 children and young people living with asthma. This condition causes occasional breathing difficulties and affects people of all ages. More information on raising awareness and education for asthma can be found at Beat Asthma.

There is currently no cure, but there are simple treatments that can help keep the symptoms under control so it does not have a big impact on your child's life. Some key facts and information can be found here.

Support and advice on Asthma from the NHS can be found here.

Educational resources

Asthma is a long-term condition but can be perceived as a mild disease and research shows that it is often not taken seriously enough, providing relevant education resources and accessibility to information can help raise awareness amongst parents, professionals and young people.

Beat Asthma resources around proper inhaler use and Asthma control can be found here

Patient information leaflets

BEAT - What is Asthma?  - PIL for parents

 

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