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Do children outgrow their asthma?

Do children outgrow their asthma?

Perhaps: This is an area of controversy in medicine. Statistically, there are many children with childhood asthma who grow up to not complain of symptoms; however it is not clear if they are just avoiding activity that incites asthma or are used to the symptoms and don't seek treatment. So, it is possible to be an adult who had childhood asthma and be relatively symptom free. ...Read more

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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways, caused ...Read more


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Do most kids outgrow asthma?

Do most kids outgrow asthma?

No: Outgrowing asthma is a slightly controversial topic; while some adults who had asthma as a child do not have symptoms as an adult, objective measurements of lung function often find problems in these individuals. It is not clear if there is truly a lessening of the disease, a decrease in activity, or tolerance (or some combination of all three) that leads to the phenomina. ...Read more

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Can children outgrow asthma?

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Can children outgrow asthma?

Can be asymptomatic: You do not "outgrow" asthma, but can become asymptomatic- not have symptoms. The asthma can potentiaaly come back at a later date. Think of it as an iceberg. If below the surface no symptoms. Once about the water line symptoms return. ...Read more

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At what age do babies outgrow their swings?

At what age do babies outgrow their swings?

By 4 months, or : when their feet can touch the floor. Swings & walkers ABduct the hips, an abnormal position for learning to creep, crawl, cruise & walk. Start "floor time " play with baby in prone position as early as possible, ditch the swing at 2-3 months & don't waste money on a walker. ...Read more

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How do kids who are homeschooled get to interact with kids their age?

How do kids who are homeschooled get to interact with kids their age?

Easy: Some home schooling is done in as groups, so they have social interaction within the group plus friends in neighborhood and activities such as sports etc. ...Read more

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Can children outgrow anxiety?

Can children outgrow anxiety?

They can, but: Children can certainly outgrow anxiety, but the likelihood would depend on at least 2 things: 1) the intensity, frequency and duration of the symptoms would be a factor. If all three of these are fairly high, prof. Help should be sought. 2) the child's support system. For example, chronic family problems could increase risk levels, and possibly lower the chances of the child outgrowing the anxiety. ...Read more

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Do children outgrow geographic tongue?

Do children outgrow geographic tongue?

Geographic Tongue: As you know, it is a benign condition, no treatment needed. There is some association with atopy, exacerbation by stress or by hot or spicy food, anemia, saborrheic dermatitis, diabetes mellitus or pustular psoriasis. It may disappear over time but it is impossible to predict if or when this may happen. ...Read more

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How do most schools accomodate children with food allergies?

How do most schools accomodate children with food allergies?

Lunch tables: Most schools provide a peanut free table for students with peanut allergy to sit at. They often have a friend that agrees not to bring peanut to school that is able to sit with them. ...Read more

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Do older parents cause learning disorders in child?

Do older parents cause learning disorders in child?

No: There is no association between older parents and learning disabilities. Although, older mom's are more likely to have babies with down syndrome. And, there is emerging evidence that older fathers maybe at risk to have children with autism. Both of which, may have learning problems. ...Read more

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Could most parents get their children circumcised?

Could most parents get their children circumcised?

Yes they could: Approximately 70% of caucasian boys in usa now get circumcised. Number is much much lower for boys of hispanic, asian, afro-caribbean ; first generation european parents. ...Read more

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How do kids inherit anemia from their parents?

How do kids inherit anemia from their parents?

Several ways: There are many types of inherited anemias. Some are direct: they are bone marrow disorders. Some might be indirect, in the case of an inherited tendency to bleed; in this case woman may have increased menstrual blood losses and become anemic more easily. ...Read more

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What age most do kids lose their milk teeth?

What age most do kids lose their milk teeth?

Ages 6-12: Although timing can vary, the 20 baby teeth usually begin shedding at age 6-7 and the process goes on until ages 11-14. A wonderful 7th birthday present would be to take your child to an orthodontist who can monitor their growth and development to assure the process goes well. ...Read more

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Why do many parents medicate their children for add/adhd?

Why do many parents medicate their children for add/adhd?

Because it can help: Adhd is the best-studied psychiatric disorder in children. Multiple studies with thousands of patients show that certain medications can markedly reduce seriously impairing symptoms. Unfortunately, no treatments yet available actually cure the disorder, but reducing symptoms may help individuals and their families lead more productive, less chaotic lives. ...Read more

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How do pediatricians treat their own kids with osgood schlatter disease?

How do pediatricians treat their own kids with osgood schlatter disease?

Same as patients: Depending on the severity, rest, immobilization or surgery. No different than any other child. Disease is the same, treatment is the same. ...Read more

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Do all children and teens eventually outgrow fpies (food protein induced enterocolitis syndrome)?

Do all children and teens eventually outgrow fpies (food protein induced enterocolitis syndrome)?

Mostly yes: Food protein induced enterocolitis syndrome (fpies) is a "non-ige" allergic reaction to proteins found in infant formula (cow milk or soy) and in some baby foods. The prognosis is good, with many children outgrowing it by the time they are three years old. However, they don't outgrow all the allergies at the same time, so testing by allergists is needed to find out which foods are safe to try. ...Read more

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How do pediatricians treat their own kids with canavan disease?

How do pediatricians treat their own kids with canavan disease?

Canavan disease: Regarding canavan disease: it is a genetic disease which is quite rare but seen mostly in ashkenazi jews. There is an over productin of n-acetylaspartic acid in the brain. A metabolic specialist ought to be consulted. However a full organic acid test should be run to help delineate possible adjunct treatments. I am betting most pediatricians would not feel comfortable treating it. ...Read more

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Do older mothers have children with learning disorders?

Do older mothers have children with learning disorders?

No More Than Others: There is currently no research supporting the notion that the older the mom, the more likely that their kids will have learning disabilities. ...Read more

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Do people get adult onset asthma?

Do people get adult onset asthma?

Yes: Yes they can but sometimes it's just a condition that's been there awhile and only recently diagnosed. In other cases the asthma results from a toxic exposure or infection or is a result of gastroesophageal reflux (gerd). ...Read more

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When do children develop their sexual identity?

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When do children develop their sexual identity?

By 18 mos: Gender identity is generally established by 18 months of age.. ...Read more

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Should kids tell their parents to not drink?

Should kids tell their parents to not drink?

Yes: If in excess, absolutely.There is nothing wrong with a mature child complaining about drinking or smoking parents. What's good for the goose.... ...Read more

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Do children outgrow their asthma?

Perhaps: This is an area of controversy in medicine. Statistically, there are many children with childhood asthma who grow up to not complain of symptoms; however it is not clear if they are just avoiding activity that incites asthma or are used to the symptoms and don't seek treatment. So, it is possible to be an adult who had childhood asthma and be relatively symptom free. ...Read more

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Can children outgrow asthma?

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Can be asymptomatic: You do not "outgrow" asthma, but can become asymptomatic- not have symptoms. The asthma can potentiaaly come back at a later date. Think of it as an iceberg. If below the surface no symptoms. Once about the water line symptoms return. ...Read more

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What causes asthma to occur in children?

What causes asthma to occur in children?

Genetics/external fr: There is ample evidence that true asthma is genetically linked to the issues of allergy & eczema & frequency is higher when one or both parents are affected. Lower respiratory tract viruses often trigger both infectious wheezing & that of true asthma early on with infectious wheezing subsiding after 3-4y. Allergies often co-exist but less than 5% of events are allergy driven alone. ...Read more

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Could my neighbours smoke give my children asthma?

Could my neighbours smoke give my children asthma?

Trigger it, yes: Asthma is a complex condition with genetic features and environmental triggers. It is unlikely that a neighbors smoke could give your child asthma, but it could trigger a wheezing event if your child has the tendency and 2nd hand smoke does double a kids respiratory disease frequency. ...Read more

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Can small children with asthma eventually be cured?

Can small children with asthma eventually be cured?

Maybe: Many children under age 2 wheeze with respiratory infections often treated with asthma medicines for relief - reactive airways disease. If relatively mild outbreaks they often outgrow it. Those who flare up frequently without an infectious trigger are more suspicious for true asthma. Dailey inhaled steroids can help reduce flares and allow the lungs to grow. ...Read more

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How much does inside the city affect children with asthma?

How much does inside the city affect children with asthma?

A lot: Pollution, car/diesel fumes, dust, smoke all can exacerbate asthma, especially when repeatedly exposed. Same goes for rented apartments where you can't get rid of carpeting, shades etc that collect dust and mold. Unfortunately, sometimes you don't have a choice. See your doctor for a more comprehensive list of what your child should avoid. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why has asthma increased in children, over the past 30 years?

Why has asthma increased in children, over the past 30 years?

Pollution etc.: Because of our poor stewardship of our planet, our air, water and food are all polluted. The only answer is a pristine diet so that cellular energy is at its best. Even that is not enough because our food does not contain the vitamin/mineral content needed for good health. ...Read more

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How much does living in a city, or even a suburb, affect children with asthma?

Depends: Asthma can effect anyone. However one can see some differences in various populations. Poor socioeconomic circumstances, lack of access to care, exposure to different allergens and pollution all effect the development of asthma and its progression. ...Read more

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How common is asthma in children?

How common is asthma in children?

Mgt: It is quite common and an estimated 1/7 children has had a history of recurrent wheezing. There are many presentations of this diverse disease which result in different patterns of presentation and course. Fortunately, there are effective treatments available. A virtual appointment is available online. ...Read more

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How do you treat asthma in children?

How do you treat asthma in children?

Reliever/controller: There are two types of asthma meds. Relievers. That are quick acting bronchodilators designed to "open up" the airways, and controllers. That attack the underlying cause of asthma: chronic inflammation. ...Read more

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Can children with asthma take night quill?

Can children with asthma take night quill?

Yes: But it would be best to ask your pediatrician the safest dose and if this is really the most appropriate therapy for your child. ...Read more

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How to heal asthma in children holistically?

Cannot: I'm afraid asthma cannot be cured by western medicine or any complementary or alternative medicine. It can, at best, be well-managed. Most children with asthma will actually outgrow it and be perfectly healthy (lung-wise) as adults. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of asthma in children?

What are the symptoms of asthma in children?

Many: Asthma symptoms are varied. They can range from just having kids that cough with exercise or at night to kids that have shortness of breath and audible wheezing with anything from change of weather to colds. ...Read more

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What can be done to treat asthma in children?

What can be done to treat asthma in children?

Rescue and Control: We use a combination of rescue meds (albuterol) for acute (right now) symptoms AND controllers (inhaled steroids or leukotriene modifiers)for everyday/ long term control of symptoms. Reduction of triggers like tobacco smoke, dust, mold, other allergens. Talk to your primary care about options. ...Read more

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Asthma in children more common than in adults?

Asthma in children more common than in adults?

Yes: According to CDC statistics asthma incidence (new cases per year) among adults (age 18+ years) was 3.8/1000, whereas that among children was 12.5/1000. Incidence among children aged 0–4 years was 23.4/1000, more than five times greater than that among youth aged 12–17 years (4.4/1000). ...Read more

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How to reduce out minimise asthma in children?

How to reduce out minimise asthma in children?

Avoid triggers: Avoid known triggers, ale sure your environment is not filled with chemicals, scents or fumes.Avoid second hand smoke, be very mindful of environmental triggers and allergens and pollens, as well as clastic changes. Keep an eye on reactions to foods and make sure you are taking your medications as directed. ...Read more

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Why is asthma worse for children than for adults?

Why is asthma worse for children than for adults?

Not necessarily: The severity of asthma is not universally worse during childhood--it depends on the patient. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of asthma in children?

Cough, wheeze, SOB: Coughing is the most common symptom of asthma especially if cough occurs with exercise or laughing. Colds that routinely go to the chest are very common in patients with asthma. Wheezing and shortness of breath may also occur with colds or exercise, but cough is the most common symptom. ...Read more

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What kind of medicine works best for children's asthma?

What kind of medicine works best for children's asthma?

Pediatric asthma: All children with asthma should receive albuterol for quick relief of symptoms. Nih asthma guidelines suggest, children 0-4 years old with persistent asthma be treated preferably with low doses of inhaled steroids (pulmicort, flovent) or alternatively with singulair (montelukast) or cromolyn. As the severity worsens, higher doses of inhaled steroids are used and combined with singulair (montelukast) or serevent (as advair). ...Read more

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Why has asthma increased in children less than 18 years old?

Lots of reasons: It may be due to increased awareness of the disease, so instead of calling it something else we are diagnosing asthma. It may also be due to our environment. We are aware of certain countries where asthma is lower. It tends to be in less developed countries or even in areas where they let livestock live in their homes. We may be keeping our kids too clean! ...Read more

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