Primary prevention of asthma
This section contains guidance and information about preventing asthma from developing in people who do not already have a diagnosis of asthma (primary prevention).
Although evidence is emerging about the aetiology of asthma and the role of various predisposing factors, there is currently not reliable evidence for effective interventions to prevent asthma.
For information on preventing asthma symptoms or flare-ups, see
In this section
Prenatal care for women concerned about their children’s asthma risk
Infant feeding and asthma prevention
Asthma prevention in children at risk of developing asthma
Asthma prevention in adults