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Asthma in teens & young adults

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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're teenagers. But many people do not.

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 GP 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.

Self-care for 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. Last reviewed June 2021.


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