Home > Medical > Asthma > Asthma and children Updated 16 September 2014 The asthmatic child and school Does your child have asthma? The good news is that most schools are used to handling children with this fairly common condition. 0 Test Is your asthma under control? » Like Health24 on Facebook » Subscribe Asthma Newsletter » Join Body Talk » Celebrities with asthma World's Most Famous TB Patients Does your child have asthma? The good news is that most schools are used to handling children with this fairly common condition.That said, it's important to schedule a meeting with your child’s teachers to explain that he has asthma and to alert them to the treatments he is using. If your child needs to use an inhaler during the day, he must be allowed to do so. Be sure to leave a spare bronchodilator with one of the teachers. Therefore, if your child runs out of medication, help will be at hand. If he is a severe asthmatic, be sure to provide his teachers and principal with the necessary emergency numbers and plan of action. With the correct medication, asthmatic children can be as active as their non-asthmatic counterparts. In fact, a number of asthmatics have gone on to become great sportsmen and women. If your child starts wheezing during exercise, he should use an inhaler just before exercising, as this can prevent the onset of symptoms. More in Medical Stress ups asthma risk in kids More: AsthmaAsthma and children SPONSORED: So many prizes! Click through and see our fantastic competitions. advertisement Get a quote Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Lifestyle How drinking devastates the Western Cape Lifestyle Does everybody hate Earth Hour? News "My husband won't have sex with after the birth of our first child" Lifestyle Google says you might die soon...from a sore throat Parenting 4 Danger signs in children you should not miss Parenting Three reasons why wool is good for your health Live healthier Hypertension » Salt may be bad for more than blood pressure Regularly salting foods heightens death risk How potassium fights high blood pressure Are you eating too much salt? Did you know that high blood pressure affects as many as 25% of adult South Africans? Do you have a sweet tooth? » What’s SA’s most sugary drink? Craving sugar? Blame your brain WHO says we're eating too much sugar 10 foods with hidden sugar Even if you don't have a sweet tooth, you might still be eating far more sugar than you think.