Asthma is a very common condition in Ireland. In fact, Ireland has the fourth highest rate of asthma in the world.


Asthma is a narrowing of the airways so much so that it becomes difficult to breathe. Symptoms include coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. Many children with asthma experience mild symptoms that are only triggered by a viral infection such as a cold or flu, or during times of physical activity and excitement. Other children may have symptoms that are more frequent and persistent, especially when not receiving the right treatment.


We are here to help you to understand and manage your child’s asthma. We are happy to discuss any worries or questions you may have. The links below provide evidence-based guidance and care and are particularly useful for helping you to understand your child’s condition and how best to manage their asthma. We suggest you read through the information supplied in these links and visit us to discuss how we can work together to manage your child’s specific health needs.

Useful Links



Content developed from HSE and NHS Choices is adapted for Galway East Medical Practice by Galway East Medical Practice.

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