Asthma and your child

We have all the advice and support you need to help your child stay well with their asthma.

Asthma and your child

As a parent or carer it’s sometimes hard to know the best way to look after your child’s asthma, so they can play with friends, do sports, and go to school, without asthma symptoms getting in the way.

But you’re not alone. We have all the advice and support you need to help your child stay well, including our child asthma action plan.

Free to download, our asthma action plan helps you know when your child needs their asthma medicines, how to deal with symptoms and what to do if they have an asthma attack. Just ask your GP or asthma nurse to help you fill it in. 

Parent and child arriving at GP practice for their appointment

Getting your child diagnosed

Our expert guide on getting your child or baby diagnosed with asthma: from spotting symptoms, to having tests, to managing suspected asthma.
Child using a nebuliser

Managing your child's asthma

Get tips from other parents and advice from healthcare professionals about all the things you can do to stay on top of your child’s asthma.
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What to do if your child has an asthma attack

Easy-to-follow emergency advice on what to do if your child has an asthma attack, when to call 999 and when to see your doctor.

Making life easier with asthma

Whatever the challenges, here you can get ideas and advice from both experts and parents to help make life easier when you're looking after a child with asthma.

Parent and Carer Support Network

A space for parents and carers of children with all lung conditions to come together.
Asthma + Lung UK

Your child’s asthma action plan

Using a written asthma action plan can significantly reduce the risk of asthma symptoms and an asthma attack for children.
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