Asthma & COPD

Better Education, Better Breathing
Skin prick testing is a test used to help diagnose allergies. In regards to asthma, skin prick testing may be useful to identify potential allergy triggers, such as house dust mites, pet dander, or food. The test is reliable and painless, involving small drops of the “all...
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Excellent Support

May 19, 2017
“Excellent support, my son has asthma since he is 18 months. In every visit of the nurse we learn more how can live with this condition. The asthma nurses explain all these important little details that doctors do not explain and have been useful to save the life of our ch...
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Our April course is over!! However, our seriously in demand Spirometry Course is back on for another run. Get in touch NOW if you want a place on this course. It is already being booked out! Designed and run by a Clinical Physiologist, it's a must have in your arsenal of cou...
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Next Up!! Our seriously in demand Spirometry Course. Get in touch NOW if you want a place on this course. It is already being booked out! Designed and run by a Clinical Physiologist, it's a must have in your arsenal of courses....
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Sailor's New Adventure

February 10, 2017

A brave new adventure for Sailor, the Asthma Champion

Asthma Waikato were delighted to have Teresa Demetriou and Chris Lam Sam from the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of NZ attend our celebration event on Feb 7th 2017 in order to officially wish Sailor the Pufferfish well on his new role. Sailor the Pufferfish was born in th...
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A New Look

February 7, 2017

A new look, website and location for Asthma Waikato

Asthma Waikato has a long and solid history, serving the respiratory needs of the Waikato for over 40 years, with the vision that respiratory illness is no longer a barrier to a full life....
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Pippa's Story

January 17, 2017
After three hospital admissions with breathing problems over the winter in 2015, and three admissions from 2013-2014, my then three year old daughter Phoebe was diagnosed with asthma. We had a referral to Asthma Waikato to discuss a management plan. This was a huge relief, a...
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"An amazing outcome for Malachi after following advice given by the asthma nurse. After making a review appointment with his GP and discussing current symptoms we were able to have his inhalers increased to correct dosage, new spacer (who knew they needed yearly changing!!?)...
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"We had a nurse from Asthma Waikato come to Bunnies for an information evening. We had a good mix of staff and parents attend, 15 altogether. We received information on preventers and the correct way to use and care for spacers. We also learned more about the correct use of ...
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"I have had asthma for a few years and this year it was particularly bad. Having been to this clinic I have a much better understanding on asthma and what is best for me to use. The person I saw was amazing. My doctor has received the report and I feel so much more comfortab...
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