Many children with asthma find that their symptoms are worse when they exercise. Doctors call this exercise-induced asthma.
It's more likely to happen if your child exercises in cold and windy conditions. So your child is more likely to get symptoms if they're skiing or ice skating than if they're swimming in a heated pool. Some children get symptoms when they leave their home on a cold day.
Your child is less likely to get asthma when exercising if their asthma is well controlled with the right treatment. Using a reliever inhaler (the blue one) before exercise can prevent these symptoms.
For references related to Asthma in children click here.
November 12, 2010
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