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Asthma in children

Children with asthma can usually exercise and do the same things their friends do, as long as you manage the condition properly.

Keeping your child to a healthy weight, avoiding cigarette smoke and other triggers, getting them vaccinated against the flu, and keeping your home warm and dry are all ways to help manage asthma.

You can also keep an asthma diary to learn what makes your child's asthma worse, and regularly talk to your GP (family doctor) about symptoms and management techniques.

Find out about asthma tests, living with asthma, and where to find help.

Page last updated: 28 November 2018

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