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How Many Doses?

Just a reminder that there are a FINITE number of doses in your puffer inhaler. It may keep puffing even when it is empty, due to the aerosol. Some inhalers have counters but some, like Flixotide, don't. It's really important you know when it will run out otherwise you may be 'dosing' your child with nothing but aerosol. Watch this quick video Alyssia did last year as part of our Thursday Thoughts theme, to learn the easy way to clock this....

November 4, 2021

Transforming Lives

We are in the business of transforming lives – here is another happy customer!...

October 10, 2021

When To Act

We get so many parents confused about when to give the reliever, how much, and when to seek medical help. Here is a video Sheryl did a while back that explains it all using the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation First Aid poster....

September 22, 2021

FREE ASTHMA EDUCATION

Calling all schools, Early learning Centres, Te Kohanga Reo, Teachers, Staff, and more in the Waikato. Now is the perfect time for asthma education for your team. We are available for virtual asthma education sessions - just give us a call/email to book in. Just like the team at Te Kohanga Reo o Rukumoana did last week! What an amazing group of people these guys are - thank you for letting us meet with you!...

August 4, 2021

A Summary Of The Year

A summary of the year that was! All the statistics, highlights, challenges and big thanks to our funders! Read it about it here in the annual report....

July 9, 2021

Scary Asthma Flare Ups

We have had a few parents lately who have experienced some scary asthma flare-ups in their kids. They went to the ED at the hospital, were seen and then were sent home a little while later. However, once home, things got worse and the child needed the blue reliever puffer less than every two hours. What should they do? GO BACK to the Emergency Department. If your child needs reliever medicine this frequently or if it isn't working when you give it, don't delay, seek help straight away. Things ca...

May 12, 2021

A very happy Whanau

We have had the pleasure of helping a lovely family from the South Waikato recently. This is their story. We can help you too: 0-15 year olds living in the Waikato with asthma. Our services are free.This happy mum writes:...

January 22, 2021

What is a Hypertonic Saline Test?

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December 8, 2020

Ditch the blue, try the NEW!

Are you/your child (12+ years) using just a blue reliever puffer, but no regular preventer? It’s ok, you aren’t alone – PLEASE read on. There’s a new regime now and you need to know about this....

December 2, 2020

Allergy Q&A with Dr Suniti Bisht – Is there a link between food and eczema?

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October 5, 2020

Healthy home tip from Whare Ora – getting the most out of your heat pump

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September 21, 2020

A top tip from Dr Hamish McCay – cough is NOT normal.

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September 7, 2020

Are you using your nasal spray correctly?

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August 24, 2020

What is a Spirometry Test?

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August 9, 2020

Healthy Home Tip - Bubblewrap

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July 31, 2020

The Emergency Department Process

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July 17, 2020

A Clinic Consult Overview

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June 11, 2020

Understanding Biologics

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May 21, 2020

Redipred

Alyssia talks all about Redipred in this video....

May 6, 2020

Action Plans

Alyssia talks all about Action Plans in this video....

May 3, 2020

Wash your spacer

Alyssia shows you how to wash your spacer in this video...

May 1, 2020

Correct MDI and spacer technique

Alyssia explains correct MDI and spacer technique with her little superstar Iyla-Jay helping her....

April 29, 2020

The difference between internal and external walls

Alyssia explain the difference between internal and external walls in a bedroom and the best position for your child’s bed....

April 27, 2020

A Different Inhaler?

Sheryl talks about how sometimes when you pick up your script, it may look like it’s a different inhaler – but sometimes it’s the same medicine in different packaging....

April 22, 2020

Why too much reliever is not a good thing

Sheryl explains the analogy we use at Asthma Waikato to help people understand the limitations of reliever inhalers....

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