Children and Asthma
Over 1.1 million children have asthma in the UK. Children with asthma can take control of their symptoms and continue to lead a full and active life.
- If your child has asthma it is important that the school is aware and knows what to do if your child has an asthma attack
- Inform the school about the medicines your child is taking for their asthma
- Ensure that the inhaler that your child takes to school has a dispensing label on it. Ask one of our team if you need an additional label generated for this purpose
- Provide the school with a spare reliever inhaler and again make sure it has a dispensing label on it
- Ensure the school has up to date written information about your child's asthma medicines, and the dose they take. The dispensing label may be sufficient for this purpose but check with the school and their requirements
By talking to your Pharmacist about how you can control your child's asthma, you will learn how to best manage their symptoms and help prevent future asthma attacks.
If you need further information or have any more questions about living with or managing your Asthma symptoms please visit our Pharmacy Locator to find your local Alphega Pharmacy.