NHS warning to parents as 'asthma season' hits

6 Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust RGB BLUE short

The NHS is calling on parents to keep asthma medicine close at hand this week, with children up to three times more likely to need medical help as the school year starts.

One in ten young people has asthma, with spikes in demand for help from GPs and hospitals in the weeks after school holidays, and an annual peak for children in September.

Asthma is a common lung condition that causes occasional breathing difficulties. It affects people of all ages and often starts in childhood, although it can also develop for the first time in adults. There's currently no cure, but there are simple treatments that can help keep the symptoms under control so it does not have a big impact on your life.

Read more here: https://www.england.nhs.uk/2019/09/nhs-warning-to-parents-as-asthma-season-hits/

Posted on Friday 6th September 2019
 
© Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust 2020       Privacy Notice | Social Media | Cookie PolicyTerms of Use | Accessibility