Advice on World Asthma Day
THE Asthma Society of Ireland and Boots pharmacy in Mallow, Macroom and Fermoy will join forces for World Asthma Day to help parents and children breathe easy.
There will be asthma management consultations in the stores on World Asthma Day on Tuesday, May 6.
In Ireland, asthma affects one in 10 people and one in five children. Approximately one person a week dies from asthma and 90% of these deaths are preventable. To mark the global awareness day, Boots Ireland will provide free 'let's breathe easy,' asthma consultations.
Asthma sufferers are encouraged to visit the clinics to get practical advice on inhaler techniques and medication, devising an asthma management plan and general information on how to better control the condition. There will also be specialist advice available to empower parents of children with asthma.
For advice or support on asthma, or for further information about the asthma management clinics to be held nationwide visit www.asthma.ie or www.boots.ie.