Asthma UK estimates that 1 in 10 Cumbrians has Asthma, and 172 children were rushed to hospital with asthma related breathing difficulties in 2012.
Figures show that while the number of emergency admissions in Cumbria is going down, the length of stay in hospitals is increasing.
Health professionals say that children are being admitted because their condition has seriously deteriorated, due to poor management of their medication.
More top news
The Met Office have issued a yellow "Be Aware" warning of heavy rain for the region which is valid from 3pm Sunday until 3pm Monday
Emma Jesson brings you Saturday night's forecast
Christmas Eve which could be rather frosty, and at present, Christmas Day itself looks like being cold and clear with a few wintry showers