Asthma youngsters urged to stay safe

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Asthma youngsters urged to stay safe

Local health bosses are urging parents to keep a check on their youngsters if they have asthma during half term.

Officials say there are are a number of steps that can be taken to avoid a trip to hospital.

Figures show one in 11 children has asthma, and children under five account for the highest number of attendances to A&E.

Cold weather is a major trigger for asthma symptoms, but a few simple precautions can avoid a child being admitted to hospital.

Tips include making sure your child wraps up well and wears a scarf loosely over their nose and mouth to warm up the air before they breathe it in.

You should also ensure your child has their inhaler with them and that they are using it in the correct way.

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