Staying active is a major challenge for children with asthma. Parents are often in a dilemma in finding possible exercise activities for their asthmatic children.
– Swimming is a well-tolerated exercise activity for asthmatic children.
– Parents should take their children to indoor swimming pools where there is high humidity.
– The high humidity helps to keep the airways open and protect against asthma attacks.
We now encourage kids to exercise, especially as the obesity epidemic has become more and more problematic. Starting with swimming and letting kids with asthma choose the sports they enjoy make it more likely they will stay active.
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Mike Dilkes MS FRCS(ORL-HNS), FRCSEd, FRCS
Mike Dilkes ENT is based in Central, North, East and South London. Most of our consultations and treatments are carried out either at The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth or The London Independent Hospital. The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth is one of London's biggest and most prestigious private hospitals.
It is in St Johns's Wood, a leafy area of the west end, just north of Harley Street and Regent's Park. The London Independent Hospital is in Stepney Green, hidden away just behind Mile End Road, just to the East of the City of London. Formally The London Jewish Hospital, it is a purpose built modern building with full facilities, beautifully appointed rooms, state of the art laser systems and, in case anything goes wrong (it really shouldn't), a fully covered Consultant 24 hour ward and Intensive Care presence - the only private hospital in London to have this.