One of the symptoms that children with asthma report is limitation of exercise and activity. They cannot play for long time or get involved in demanding sports which involves lot of running. If they do so they become breathless and or start coughing. Some children get these symptoms even if they laugh heartily. The aim of asthma treatment is to reduce the severity and frequency of these symptoms. Two types of inhalers are used in the management of asthma. The blue inhaler which is a bronchodilator and it gives instant relief in chest tightness and breathing difficulty. The other inhaler is a steroid inhaler which has to be used regularly to control the inflammation resulting from exposure to allergens.
Asthma can affect your life:
It is therefore safe for people with well controlled asthma to do exercise. They should however keep their bronchodilator inhaler with them during such activities. If there is difficulty in breathing or cough then they should stop and take rest and their inhaler to feel better.