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What changes does a parent have to make for a child with cf?

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Dr. David Escobar
Dr. David Escobaranswered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Disease Management: There are a number of factors that need to be considered in raising a child with cf. These decisions also depend on the severity and manifestations of CF in the individual child. It is best to work with your pediatrician and/or pediatric pulmonologist to come up with a plan for how to provide the best preventative care as a team approach.
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Pediatric Pulmonology 23 years experience
Caution: Numerous changes are needed: attention to nutrition and enzyme supplementation, if needed; adherence to a busy regimen of inhaled treatments; close cooperation with a CF center to identify and treat lung infections early; extra care for common hygiene matters and infection control at home. A good exercise regimen can also help.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What changes do parents have to make for raising a child with cf?

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Dr. Kelly Kane
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Significant ones: CF is a multisystem disease. Lungs can lose function and be infected without doing the right things. Nutrition and liver function can be affected if your child does not eat well or take his supplements and enzymes. You will need to make sure you are consistent with the care that your child's specialists and doctors recommend. This can lead to better health and less hospitalization for your child.

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