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. 

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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

Know when your child’s having an asthma attack, what to do, and how you can help them to recover.

Helping your child live well with asthma

We know that helping your child manage their asthma can be worrying. Find out how to make everyday life easier when your child has 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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