oa South African Medical Journal - The effect of exercise in the asthmatic child - its clinical implications

Volume 52, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Appropriate exercise will provoke an attack of bronchospasm in virtually all asthmatic children. Exercise-induced asthma can effectively be prevented by pre-exercise treatment with sympathomimetic drugs or sodium cromoglycate, and there is no reason why an asthmatic should not participate in sporting activities.

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