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The videos on this page will help you better understand and manage your child's asthma. If your child shows signs of severe asthma (struggling to breathe, deep sucking movements at their throat or chest), call an ambulance immediately.
Learn more about asthma, the triggers and the signs and symptoms of an asthma episode.
See how the medicines work, and how you use them to treat asthma.
Understanding your child's asthma action plan and learn what steps to take during a severe asthma episode.
Using a spacer with a mask for children aged four years and under.
Instructions for a small volume spacer for children aged four years and older.
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Reviewed May 2018.
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