Home > Medical > Asthma > Asthma and children Updated 13 June 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 How do you know if your child has asthma? More: AsthmaAsthma and children 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 Medical Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids News Chinese city in quarantine after plague death Medical Smoking during pregnancy linked to ADHD in offspring Medical Decriminalisation of drug use – key to ending HIV Medical New estimates for HIV deaths slashed by a quarter Medical New technique forces HIV out of hiding place From our sponsors A number of good reasons why saving the tooth is a better option Breakfast like a King Alzheimer’s disease – incurable but preventable Cancer is a word that strikes fear into the hearts of many. Live healthier Yoga » Exercise time? Yoga mats matter Yoga and sleep What yoga can do for you Yoga is a stress-buster, but it also helps with anxiety, depression, insomnia, back pain and other ills. Allergy alert » Allergy myths Cold or allergy? Children and allergies Allergy facts vs. fiction Some of the greatest allergy myths and misconceptions can actually be damaging to your health.