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Thunderstorm asthma

Thunderstorm asthma is triggered by a combination of thunderstorms and a high pollen count. Even people who’ve never had asthma can experience it.

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Asthma

Asthma symptoms can include a cough, wheezing, chest tightness and breathlessness. Learn more about its causes, symptoms and treatment options.

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Children with asthma and exercise

Asthma is not a reason for children to avoid sport. It is usually managed easily and should be included in your child’s asthma action plan.

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Asthma and pregnancy

Most asthma medicines have been shown to be extremely safe for both you and your developing baby but check with your doctor if taking oral corticosteroids.

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Asthma medication

Many different medications are used to manage and control asthma. Learn more about the three main groups: relievers, preventers and symptom controllers, and how to use an inhaler, or puffer device.

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Sending kids with asthma to school? Here's what you need to know

Sending your kids back to school after the long summer break can feel like a relief, but if you have a child with asthma, there are a few things to remember.

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How to use an asthma inhaler

Use your asthma inhaler correctly to get the full benefit of the medicine. This page contains tips and videos to help you take your asthma medicine properly.

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Allergies

Trusted information about allergy types, as well as allergy testing, anaphylaxis, antihistamines and common related conditions such as asthma and hay fever.

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Pollen allergy

If you have pollen allergy, you may experience hay fever and asthma symptoms. Get tips on how to help manage your exposure to pollen.

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Antihistamines

Antihistamine medications help ease allergy symptoms. Read more here about how they are used to treat conditions like hay fever and asthma.

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