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Making sure your child’s asthma is well managed day to day is the best way to keep your child well in the long term and prevent asthma attacks.

General Resources

Is my child’s asthma well controlled?

Keeping your asthma under good control is the key to preventing asthma attacks and good lung health. Take the Asthma Control Test to find out if your child’s asthma is as well controlled as it could be.

How to use my child’s inhalers

It is important to use your child’s inhaler in the right way. If not, the medicine may not get to the lungs and may mean your child’s asthma is less well controlled. The most commonly used inhaler is a ‘Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI) and these must always be taken with a spacer device, no matter how old you are, in order to get the medicine to the lungs. Not all inhaler devices need a spacer, though. Read our easy to follow information sheets for the different inhalers