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Your child’s asthma or wheeze treatment plan

https://kingstonhospital.nhs.uk/information/your-childs-asthma-treatment-plan

This offers guidance on managing your child’s future asthma symptoms and how to notice and manage any future asthma attacks.

Read this information alongside your child’s copy of ‘My personal asthma plan’. (Your GP or other healthcare professional will complete your child’s personal asthma plan in discussion with you.)

To see the personal asthma plan fillable form click here.

Your child’s salbutamol (reliever) inhaler

Everyday management of your child’s asthma probably includes a salbutamol blue (reliever) inhaler like the one in the picture. Brand names for this include Ventolin, Airomir, Asmalal, Easyhaler, Pulvinal, Salamol, Easi-Breathe, Salbulin.

When your child uses their reliever inhaler, make sure they use it with a spacer (see photo). Using a spacer makes the salbutamol dose much more effective. This applies to children of all ages.

Your child’s need for the reliever inhaler is probably now reducing.

The following gives guidance on signs to look out for.

This will help you recognise when your child’s symptoms are getting worse, or when they are experiencing an asthma attack.

Signs that your child’s asthma is getting worse

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What to do if your child’s asthma is getting worse

Signs that your child is having an asthma attack

What to do if your child is having an asthma attack

Do the following after every asthma event, including mild symptoms or full attack

Within 2 working days of the asthma attack, contact your GP to arrange a post attack review for your child.

During this review, your GP or asthma nurse will check on your child’s recovery.
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Within 4 weeks after the asthma attack, arrange a full follow up review with your GP or at the Kingston Hospital Children’s Outpatient Department.NHS GP
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Take your child to your nearest Emergency Department (A&E) immediately if they need to use their reliever (salbutamol) inhaler more frequently than every 4 hours.

More information


Your child’s personal asthma plan
https://kingstonhospital.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/My-personal-asthma-or-wheeze-plan-fillable-form-Kingston-Hospital-1.pdf
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For Asthma and Lung UK information about asthma:
https://www.asthma.org.uk/
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For Asthma and Lung UK information about using an inhaler:
https://www.asthmaandlung.org.uk/living-with/inhaler-videos
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For Allergy UK advice on asthma:
https://www.allergyuk.org/types-of-allergies/asthma-respiratory/

For videos of signs of increased work of breathing including grunting and abdominal breathing:
www.what0-18.nhs.uk/resources/clips-abnormal-signs-babies
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For Kick-it Stop Smoking Service advice on giving up smoking
https://kick-it.org.uk/
Your child's asthma or wheeze treatment plan - Kingston Hospital Download PDF


Contacts

Paediatric Admin Team, Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm 020 8934 6403
khft.paediatricasthmateam@nhs.net

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