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Asthma (easy read)

puffer; reliever; preventive; wheeze; asthma; genes; air pollution; smoke; pollens; grass; cold air; medicines; cold;? ;

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    Some kids get asthma.
    Some kids never get asthma.
    Illnesses are not fair to kids.
    Asthma isn't fair to anyone

What is it?

wheeze cough
pant
can't breathe out

Asthma - what causes it?

Your genes
[it is passed down from someone in your family]

family

Triggers - things that start an asthma attack

Having a cold
colds and flu
exercise
Exercise
Air pollution
polution
  cigarette
Smoke

Animal fur
animal fur
pollens and grasses
 Pollens and grass
Dust
dust

cold air     Cold air
medication
 Some medicines

foods
Some foods

What helps?

Dr Kate
 Doctor
My Asthma Management Plan
(to keep me healthy)

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Action Plan (when I get sick)

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Asthma medication inhaler preventer

Helping your friend

A -- Assess - Puffer..... Tell Adult?

S -- Sit - Sit up to breathe better.

T --Treat - Use puffer.

H -- Help - Send for help.

M -- Monitor - Feeling better.

A -- All OK.? Can go and play.

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We've provided this information to help you to understand important things about staying healthy and happy. However, if you feel sick or unhappy, it is important to tell your mum or dad, a teacher or another grown-up.

 

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