If you have a child with asthma, or even a curious child with a friend or classmate with asthma, you might want to check out asthmakids.com.au – it’s a website that speaks to kids about asthma, without all the heavier grown up or medical jargon. It’s bright and engaging, targeting pre-school and primary school children with short, age-appropriate videos and explanations.
The site is friendly and fun, with a quiz-style format designed to steer your child through a range of activities and information, with a certificate and entry into a prize draw at the end.
Did you know?
- Asthma is the most common childhood condition in Australia.
- Around 1 in 10 Australians are affected by asthma.
At UFS we offer
- A team of professional pharmacists who genuinely care about you and your family.
- Direct access to our pharmacists to discuss all of your health needs.
- Education on the best practice for using inhalers and general health information on asthma, including device demonstrations and counselling.
Some things to remember
- Your child needs a personalised asthma plan written by their doctor and reviewed regularly.
- Make sure your children’s service or school understands your child’s asthma symptoms and medications.
- If your child’s asthma is well managed, they should be able to lead a healthy and active life.
Get the answers
- Be sure to ask your doctor and pharmacist: What spacers are available, how to care for them, and whether your child needs a mask with their spacer. Masks are recommended for all children under five years.
- For practical ideas to encourage your child to take their asthma medications.
- How your child’s medication works and any concerns you may have about their asthma.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s asthma, please contact: Your doctor, pharmacist, or The Asthma Foundation of Victoria on 03 9326 7088.