Asthma in young people and teenagers

7) Difficult to manage asthma

Teenage girls waiting for more tests in the clinic waiting room

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If you have difficult to manage asthma which does not respond to standard asthma treatment you should be referred to a specialist respiratory team for further tests and assessment.

They will advise you on treatment which may help to relieve your symptoms and help you keep control of your asthma.

You and your asthma specialists should work as equal partners. You can take the lead by telling them how asthma is affecting you and your life. Get to know your asthma team.

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