Schools ‘out’ but inhalers are ‘in’ for children with asthma
Local GPs are urging parents to make sure children who have asthma include inhalers in their essential summer holiday kit.
While they’re not at school, children don’t need to think about putting on uniform or packing their PE kit but they do need to remember to take their inhalers.
Dr Katherine Hickman, GP and clinical lead for respiratory health at NHS Bradford district and Craven clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) said: "All children with asthma are at risk during the summer holidays, when their asthma can turn into a ticking time bomb. Many fall out of the routine of taking their daily asthma medication during the summer and this, combined with cold and flu bugs when the weather changes, which are known asthma triggers, puts them at a higher risk of having a life-threatening asthma attack when they go back to school. If you’re the parent or carer of a child with asthma, please make sure they have their inhalers with them when they go out to play or when you go on holiday.”