Health Check: Preventing asthma in children

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Young children with hayfever are 8 times more likely to go on to develop asthma.

But what if a drug used to treat hayfever could actually prevent them from going on to develop this potentially life threatening condition?

Doctors across Europe are recruiting children with hayfever to a study where they get a daily dose of a hayfever drug. The hope is the drug will treat their hayfever but also prevent them from getting asthma in the future.

Amy is one young hayfever sufferer on the trial. Her family has a history of allergy and they hope this will prevent her becoming asthmatic in future

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