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When to see a doctor about asthma

A family doctor should be consulted if a child starts to display any of the symptoms associated with asthma.

If a child already has asthma, then a treatment plan needs to be worked out with your doctor or paediatrician, to avoid triggering asthma symptoms trough the removal of as many risk factors.

Prevention is much better than trying to cure this condition, so women who are pregnant need to ensure their diet is healthy and they are getting adequate levels of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, as well as the other vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, to try to prevent asthma in their unborn child.


Adults who start to get any lung symptoms associated with asthma should consult their doctor to get a proper diagnosis which can confirm or rule out asthma.

Adults with existing asthma should ensure they have a written treatment plan which has been provided by their doctor or specialist. Avoiding the allergens or other triggers for asthma can greatly reduce risk of symptoms too.


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  Last reviewed: 7 October 2007 || Last updated: 3 January 2009


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Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.


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