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Asthma in youth & teens

What to do in an emergency

In an emergency, call an ambulance by dialling 111. For information about what to do next, see Asthma emergency.

Some people grow out of asthma by the time they are teenagers. But many people don't.

If you keep your asthma under control, it shouldn't stop you doing all the things you want to do. Now is the time for you to think about the best way to control your asthma.

To keep your asthma under control, it's important that you catch up with your general practice team about your asthma treatments. There are many new ways of using inhalers that work better, such as single inhaler therapy, which is a very easy way of controlling your asthma.

Other things you do can affect how bad your asthma is.

Living with asthma has more information about monitoring your asthma. It also has advice about what you can do to keep it under control.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Endorsed by paediatric respiratory specialist, Canterbury DHB. May 2017.

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