Living with asthma

All about asthma

According to the charity Asthma UK, one in five households has someone living with asthma.

Asthma in the cold

Find out how cold weather affects asthma symptoms, and get five tips to manage your asthma when temperatures plummet.

Asthma attack: what you need to do

What to do in an asthma attack, including how to spot the warning signs and having a personal action plan.

8 ways to look after yourself with asthma

Ways to keep your asthma symptoms at bay without giving up all the things in life that you enjoy.

Asthma triggers

Certain things can 'trigger' an asthma attack, including pollens, household cleaners, the weather and pets.

Diagnosing asthma

Many symptoms of asthma are similar to those for other conditions. It’s vital to see your GP to get a correct diagnosis.

Travelling with asthma

Tips for travelling with asthma, including taking medication, vaccinations, air travel and insurance.

Asthma in children: Jordan's story

Jordan was diagnosed with asthma when he was five. He and his mum Karen explain how they've coped.

Pet allergies and pet hygiene

They may be part of the family but pets can spread infections and inflame allergies. Learn about good pet hygiene.

Paula Radcliffe on asthma

Athlete Paula Radcliffe talks about how she copes with exercise-induced asthma.

Complementary remedies for asthma

About 1 in 10 people living with asthma uses complementary medicines. Find out which remedies can work.

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Asthma in children

Asthma is a chronic condition causing cough, breathlessness and wheezing. An expert explains the causes, symptoms and treatments of asthma in children, and how the condition can affect them.

Media last reviewed: 20/01/2013

Next review due: 20/01/2015

Asthma and pregnancy

Find out how pregnancy affects asthma and how you can manage your asthma when you're pregnant, including treatment

Asthma: an animation

Asthma is a chronic condition that can be managed but not cured. This animation explains asthma in detail.

Long-term conditions

Advice for living with a long-term health condition including medicines, appointments and finding out more

Facts about hay fever

Hay fever affects around 20% of people in Britain. Find out how to tackle it.

Allergies

Advice on allergies such as eczema and food allergy, and what treatments are available on the NHS