RCPCH has updated their guidance on which children should be “shielding”. Louise Fleming has provided a summary: most asthmatics do not need to continue shielding. Those with severe asthma – i.e on a biologic or maintenance prednisolone – should be considered on a case by case basis. Download the full guidance.
Please see Asthma UK’s advice for parents and carers who have children with asthma about the reopening of schools.
Asthma UK has updated its guidance on advising parents how they can prepare their children for going back to school including tips to cut the risk of them having an asthma attack.
Dr Louise Fleming, honorary consultant in paediatric respiratory medicine at London’s Royal Brompton Hospital, reflects on the pandemic’s consequences for children, read more.