Asthma in children: insights and management strategies from Childhealthy

April 12, 2024

Asthma in children: insights and management strategies from Childhealthy

Asthma is a common condition among children, characterised by episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, and chest tightness.

Understanding asthma

Asthma in children can be triggered by various factors, including viral infections, allergens, and air pollution. Recognising these triggers and understanding how they affect your child is crucial in managing asthma.

Asthma management plan

An effective asthma management plan involves regular monitoring of symptoms, understanding when and how to use medications, and knowing when to seek medical help. Inhalers are the mainstay of asthma treatment, and it’s essential to ensure your child uses them correctly.

A child using a blue ventolin inhaler

Preventing asthma attacks

Preventive measures include avoiding known triggers, ensuring your child takes their preventer medication as prescribed, and getting the flu vaccine, which can help reduce the risk of asthma exacerbations.

Asthma management: top 5 tips

  1. Know the triggers: identify and minimise exposure to asthma triggers, such as pollen, pet dander, and dust mites.
  2. Follow the asthma plan: always adhere to the asthma action plan created with your child’s healthcare provider.
  3. Use inhalers correctly: ensure that you and your child know how to use inhalers properly for effective treatment.
  4. Regular check-ups: schedule regular appointments with your child’s doctor to review and adjust asthma management as necessary.
  5. Educate your child: teach your child about their asthma, how to recognise symptoms, and when to seek help.

Living with asthma

With the right management plan, most children with asthma can lead a normal, active life. Encouraging regular physical activity and educating teachers and caregivers about your child’s condition are important steps.

Click here to read our other articles on Asthma:


  • NHS website: provides detailed information on asthma symptoms, triggers, and treatment.
  • Asthma UK: offers resources and support for families affected by asthma.

Disclaimer: Information contained in this article is intended as general advice and does not replace a medical assessment. If you are concerned about your child’s asthma, please contact your doctor for advice.


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