Reduce triggers.
Follow your Asthma Action Plan.
Take your preventer medications everyday if prescribed. 

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  • Exercise is essential for good health and well being

  • Having well controlled asthma helps you to achieve this

  • Exercise can be a trigger however as the air we breath through our mouth can be colder and drier and trigger asthma

  • Outdoors there may be other triggers too - see Environmental triggers

  • In "exercise-induced" asthma, asthma symptoms can be experienced including shortness of breath, coughing and wheezing

  • Keep your reliever (usually blue) inhaler on you at all times, and make sure your teachers know too

  • If when you exercise you experience symptoms, try taking 2-4 puffs beforehand or even during and see if that relieves your symptoms. Follow your Asthma Action Plan.

  • If you think you're having an asthma attack, see Asthma Attack section

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  • Some people experienced worsening of asthma symptoms in the cold. 

  • Try to keep warm, make sure you take your preventer inhalers and follow your Asthma Action plan.

  • Take your inhaler to school if you have sports/PE outside, and make sure your teachers have a copy of your Asthma Action Plan

  • Try wrapping a loose scarf around your mouth and nose to warm the air before it hits your lungs.

  • Cold weather also forces us to stay indoors where there are many other triggers - see Environment triggers section

  • Hot weather can also trigger asthma, particularly when there are other triggers such as pollen - see Aeroallergens section

  • Fir some people, changes in air pressure, weathers and thunderstorms can also trigger their asthma.  The humidity and windy conditions can worsen aeroallergen spread

  • Try to avoid triggers, such as staying indoors and closing windows, but be aware of indoor triggers too.