Many Students Reluctant to Use Asthma Inhalers at School

Author Name: 
Robert Preidt
Publication Date: 
Friday, April 21, 2017

The thought of having to pull out an inhaler in the middle of school might stop some kids with asthma from breathing better, a new study suggests. An online survey of almost 700 students with asthma showed that nearly 50 percent reported poor asthma control. Childhood asthma can interfere with play, sports, school and sleep. Unmanaged asthma can cause dangerous asthma attacks, but inhalers that contain short- and long-acting medications can help keep those attacks from happening. However, the study found that more than 42 percent of schoolchildren with a short-acting beta agonist inhaler said they didn't feel comfortable using it at school. In addition, more than 29 percent said they did not use it when they had wheezing...

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