Health conditions

Is your asthma under control?

See your doctor to look at ways of getting better control of your asthma if you have any of the following symptoms when you feel well:

  • coughing at night
  • chest tightness first thing in the morning
  • waking up tired or falling asleep during the day
  • cough or wheeze with exercise
  • unable to keep up with others when you exercise due to asthma
  • using reliever medication (blue puffer) more than twice a week, not including before exercise
  • missing school or work because of asthma
  • requiring multiple GP/hospital visits because of asthma symptoms
  • requiring multiple courses of oral steroids to treat severe attacks.

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Child and Adolescent Health Service

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