Asthma – top tips to swerve the September (back to school) Surge.
In the UK there are 1.1 million children suffering with asthma. That means that each classroom in the UK has on average three children who suffering from asthma.
The number of children needing emergency treatment doubles in September compared to August. When the pupils return to school in September there is always steep rise in children being hospitalised with asthma attacks. It is recorded that in the UK a child is admitted to hospital approximately every 20 minutes because of an asthma attack.
So what could be the reason why children settling back into school find their asthma suddenly becomes unstable? And how can parents help?