What is it?
Asthma is a narrowing of the breathing tubes called bronchii. It’s often caused by allergies, and may be triggered by exercise. But if the asthma is kept under control, your child will be able to live a normal life, including participating in sport and all other activities.

What to do

The most common treatment is an inhaler, usually containing a steroid component as well as something to open the airways. Keeping asthma controlled is important. You can also help by keeping the child’s exposure to allergens such as dust, pollen and animal dander to a minimum.

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