Warning signs of an asthma attack

11) Oral Steroids

Prednisolone tablets

Prednisolone tablets

  • If your doctor or nurse gives you a course of oral steroids for your child, you should give the first dose immediately.
  • Don’t delay the dose and don’t split it up over the day.
  • Oral steroids (prednisolone) act in the same way as the brown preventer inhaler – they damp down the inflammation in your child’s airways.
  • The oral steroids work in 4 hours!
  • The usual dose of oral steroids for a child is based on their age and is given as a daily dose.

Self management

It is vital that your child completes the whole course to make sure all the inflammation settles.