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Exercise and asthma

BMJ Group Medical Reference

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. [5] [6] 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. [5]

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.

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Last Updated: November 12, 2010
This information does not replace medical advice.  If you are concerned you might have a medical problem please ask your Boots pharmacy team in your local Boots store, or see your doctor.

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