Has my child got asthma?

13) Damp and cold

When the weather turns cold and damp, many asthmatics finds their symptoms are harder to control. Even thundery weather can trigger asthma in some children.

A child with asthma can struggle whenever its a dreich day or blowin’ a hoolie (grey, damp and windy).

If your home is damp or has mould this may also be affecting their asthma. Hanging damp clothes and wet washing in the house can also cause mould spores. If you do have to dry clothes indoors try to use only one room which can be well ventilated and not where your child sleeps or plays.

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