Has my child got asthma?

16) Exercise


Children with asthma can become wheezy, breathless and have a cough triggered off by exercise, excitement and emotion.

This can lead to some children doing less or no physical exercise. Exercise is good for controlling asthma as long as your child has prepared by using inhalers before exercise and doing a gradual warm up. Many sportsmen and women have reached the top of their sport even though they have asthma.

Children with asthma should keep active and find a sport which suits them.

See the Exercise and sport for children with asthma section.