Did you know that the back-to-school period is always a vulnerable time for the one in eight Kiwi children living with asthma?
Hospitalisations from asthma attacks are at their highest during weeks 3 and 4 of Term 1, so we are encouraging parents and caregivers to fill-out or update their child's Asthma Action Plan to share with their school and their teacher.
Asthma is serious but it can be managed. Your child’s action plan plays a big part in making sure you know how your child is doing and what to do if there is a change. It’s your doctor’s job to create the action plan, but like everything with managing asthma, it’s a team effort.
Below are some important things that parents can do to help their child with the return to school. Here are his tips:
Hot and stuffy – that’s what comes to mind when returning to school classrooms after the summer break.
Did you know that asthma affects one in eight people in New Zealand? Your doctor or nurse practitioner may prescribe inhalers (“puffers”) to help open up your airways so breathing is easier. What other things can you do to help with your asthma symptoms?
On World Asthma Day 2023, the Foundation hosted a webinar for parents and caregivers on how to help their child manage asthma.