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All parents feel a bit anxious about sending their child off to school, but it can be even more worrying when you have to consider the impact of asthma in children. However, children with asthma are able to enjoy full and healthy lives at school as long as the right precautions are taken.
Most schools are very well prepared for asthma in children, so they will be able to tell you all about their procedures and how they will look after your child. You should inform the school of your child’s condition and the medication that they need. The school may want you to meet with your child’s teacher, form tutor or the school nurse, especially if the asthma is severe. You will be able to discuss their action plan in case of an asthma attack and make sure that the school understands how the condition affects your child. The school should be able to reassure you that all of the staff know how to spot the signs of an asthma attack and know what to do in an emergency.
It is essential for your child’s medication to be readily available whenever it is needed, whether they are at school, home, or on a trip.