Be aware - asthma and cold weather
As it gets colder, you may notice your child/young person asthma/wheeze symptoms may get worse.
Please follow our guidance if your child / young person's asthma is triggered by cold air.
Supporting families, children and young persons with Asthma and Wheeze
This resource from the Paediatric Respiratory team has been designed with you and your child in mind. It is written to provide you with key information on Asthma, probable/suspected asthma and wheeze
Difficulty breathing? Call 999 now
If your breathing is worsening and you think you are having an asthma or wheeze attack, please click on the button below. If your breathing settles without needing to go to hospital, you must call your GP for an urgent same-day appointment and follow the advice below.
Perfect your inhaler technique
Having a good inhaler technique is crucial to ensure the medicine gets to your lungs correctly to control your symptoms, and reduce side effects. Follow these steps to perfect your inhaler technique...
Asthma Action Plans
Asthma Action Plans are designed and personalised to give you the best control of your asthma
Widening our View About Asthma
click the image below for more information on the #AskAboutAsthma 2023 campaign
Did you know that asthma is the most common long-term medical condition affecting children and young people? 1 in 11 are affected by the condition, which is around 3 in every London classroom. Many have badly managed asthma, with over 20,000 admitted to hospital every year in England. Over 4% of these have such a severe episode that they are admitted to intensive care.
That’s why we want you to #AskAboutAsthma. This year’s #AskAboutAsthma campaign week takes place from 11-17 September 2023.
#AskAboutAsthma is an annual campaign led by NHS England – London Babies, Children and Young People’s Transformation team. We want to help children and young people with asthma, and their families and carers, to understand how to manage their condition so they can live full lives, without missing out. By raising awareness, we can help even more children and young people to ask about asthma and get the right care.
Asthma & wheeze information at your fingertips
Please use the navigation bar above for lots of information and advice, or click on the links below for some of our key topics
Asthma is a very common condition, which can cause breathing difficulties in people of all ages. Over 10% of young people in the UK have asthma. Many people who present with wheeze (a whistling sound when you breath) or persistent cough may be given a diagnosis of asthma or suspected asthma.