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 » 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 advertisement Get a quote Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Fitness Exercises that bring out the best in your body shape Sex Regular sex may boost a woman's fertility Medical Medical marijuana appears safe for chronic pain Medical Blind, abandoned and gang raped – girl turns life around Columnists Why does Oscar suddenly need psychotherapy? Medical How a doctor would diagnose and treat piles From our sponsors Dehydration at a glance What could happen in the next 37 seconds? Fifty and fabulous! There’s something newly cool about turning 50 World Thrombosis Day 2015 Live healthier Make a change and get moving! » The dangers of blood clots Fit people live longer Exercise is key to health in old age How you can get moving Fee like a useless lump of laziness just laying on the couch? Fear not, there's hope for you! Here's how you can get active. Up for grabs! » To vape or not to vape? Twisp's new range of e-cigs Discover your Twisp Win one of the 3 new devices from Twisp! Now you can stand a chance of winning one of the 3 new devices, as well as flavours and accessories worth R2000 each!