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NHS remind parents to stay on top of child asthma issues during summer holidays

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 02, 2014

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HEALTH experts at the NHS in Derbyshire are reminding parents of children with asthma to make sure their children continue to take their medication during the school holidays.

The warning comes after a spike in asthma related illnesses during the summer last year.

Doug Black, medical director at the NHS, said: "It is important children use their preventative medication properly during the school holidays.

"This will help to keep them well and to cope with common infections when returning to school or nursery in September."

Parents are encouraged to ensure their child has an inhaler on their person at all times and to give a spare to the child's teacher or carer if they have one."

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