* Make sure your inhaler, or your child's inhaler (blue), is available at all times and that they are aware of what to do if they develop symptoms.
* Make sure that new Halloween costumes do not contain latex.
* If costumes have been stored since last year, be aware they could contain dust and mould and should be washed before use.
* Halloween masks can interfere with breathing, so children with asthma should opt for a half mask or no mask at all.
* If your child has skin sensitivities, be mindful of masks containing fabrics that may cause a reaction.
* If weather is one of your child's triggers, check the forecast and be prepared. Take the necessary precautions trick-or-treating in cold or damp conditions as this can cause symptoms to flare up.
* Fireworks can be a powerful trigger, as they contain gun-powder residue.
If there is a likelihood of fireworks being used make sure your child has taken extra reliever inhaler before leaving home.
* Smoke from bonfires may act as an irritant and trigger an asthma attack; avoid bonfires.
* If your child has a food allergy check any sweets or chocolate they collect trick-or-treating to ensure it is safe for your child to consume.
* Use hypo-allergenic make-up for costumes, as odours and dyes in some make-up may trigger a reaction.