Summer risk to children who suffer from asthma

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Parents of youngsters with asthma are being reminded by health experts at NHS England in South Yorkshire to make sure their children continue to take their medication properly over the summer holidays.

Hospital admissions for asthma-related illness can increase in the later summer months, and children are more likely to need treatment for asthma in September than at any other time.

Dr David Black, Medical Director for South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw at NHS England, said: “Children with asthma may be more likely to forget use their preventative inhaler when they are out of their school routine, and may therefore be more likely to fall ill when they return to class in September.

“It is important children use their medication properly during the holidays.”