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What happens if my child has an Asthma attack at school?

Asthma is a common long-term condition that can cause coughing, wheezing, chest tightness and breathlessness.

If your child has Asthma, please ensure that he/she carries their Asthma pump with them at all times.

The severity of these symptoms varies from person to person. Asthma can be controlled well in most people most of the time, although some people may have more persistent problems. Occasionally, asthma symptoms can get gradually or suddenly worse. This is known as an "Asthma attack", although doctors sometimes use the term "exacerbation".

Severe attacks may require hospital treatment and can be life threatening, although this is unusual. In such cases, the school would place an emergency call and also contact parents/carers.

Carshalton Boys Sports College holds an emergency Asthma kit which can be used where appropriate, provided we have (parental/carer)written consent to do so.

Further information about Asthma can be found at:

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/asthma/Pages/Introduction.aspx