Keep Your Child's Asthma Symptoms Under Check With These Preventive Hacks

Expert Talk

Asthma is a common lung condition in children. There are certain changes that parents should make at home to control their child’s asthma symptoms.

1. Check your home environment for asthma triggers:  Dust mites, pollen, bird droppings (pigeons, cockroaches)

2. Keep detailed records:  Number of attacks, symptom-free days, night symptoms

3. Use controller medications as prescribed:  Mostly used are low dose inhalers, to be followed strictly as recommended by a paediatrician.

4. Learn to give medications correctly:   Parents need to understand the correct technique, storage and cleaning of the inhaler and spacer.