HEALTH experts have reminded parents of children with asthma to make sure their kids continue to take their medication properly over the summer holidays.

Hospital admissions for asthma-related illness can increase in the later summer months as a result of children forgetting to take their preventer inhalers during the long school break.

Dr David Black, medical director for South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw at NHS England, said: "Children are more likely to need treatment for their asthma in September than at any other time.

"It's important that children use their preventative medication properly during the school holidays.

"This will help to keep them well and to cope with common infections when they return to school or nursery in September."