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How To Diagnose 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on Cause: Otc cough suppressants for children contain mainly dextromethorphan, a mild cough suppressant. Some studies show honey to be equally/more effective for soothing cough (never give to children <1yo). If caused is posterior nasal drip, consider use of antihistamine. If due to inflammation (wheezing) in lungs, child may benefit from bronchodilator tx (albuterol) and/or steroid therapy. ...Read more
Bipolar or ADHD?: I have found that many bipolar & adhd symptoms resolve when following the hypoglycemia eating plan. Adrenaline is released with hypoglycemia & can cause behavior and focus problems which might be diagnosed as adhd or bipolar. Following the diet above, can help rule this in or out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bronchitis: Bronchitis is a loose term thrown around to indicate chest infection. "Bronchitis" in children is a viral infection typically treated supportively. I believe you may mean bronchiolitis which indicates a viral infection in the small airways of the lungs. This can be observed with no medication, but may require nebulizer medications. If you need more info, please request virtual consult. ...Read more
Mouth Breathing: Can be due to many causes actually, such as a skeletal malocclusion or vertical excess with lip incompetence, macroglossia, nasopharyngeal obstructions (polyps, turbinates, deviated septum), seasonal or domestic allergies with congestion to name a few. Mouth breathing is a symptom of another underlying issue usually so focus should be on identifying and treating that issue and it will be reduced. ...Read more
May need prescriptio: NOT ALLERGY. NOT DUE TO FOOD OR FORMULA. NO ANTIHISTAMINE WILL HELP. Soak in bath for a long time, then, after a quick towel, rub in a ceramide cream. Eucerin, Aveeno, (oatmeal) CeraVe, gererics, others. Check label for CERAMIDES. Hydrocortisone may help but a prescription cortisone is often needed. For the face a prescription calcineurin inhibitor ointment is preferred. Sun will help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How is asthma being diagnosed? What are the tests done to find the trigger of the asthma? How can we rate how servere is the asthma? Cure for asthma?
PFTs/ symptoms: Asthma is DX based on a history , intermittent shortness of breath/wheezing) and exam findings that show intermittent airway obstruction. This can be confirmed by pulmonary function tests ( breathing tests). Asthma may not have specific triggers, but allergy testing, history and exercise tests can look for allergic or exercise related triggers. Many good inhaled medicines to control, no cure. ...Read more
Important to treat e: Important to treat early and . Prevention is in order is aperson with psoriathoroughlysis but there is not way to prevent since there is a genetic component. There is a good source for you to see from the National Psoriais Foundation https://www.psoriasis.org/parents/about-psoriasis ...Read more
Newborn screening: All states now screen newborn infants for cf. However, not all infants identified by newborn screening will have cf, many will only be carriers of the CF gene. Diagnosis of CF requires confirmation at a CF center by sweat testing or genetic analysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Sensory Rooms: A sensory room is a place where children use multi-sensory experiences to explore, to calm themselves, and to practice important social skills. There are many types of sensory rooms. Some multi-sensory rooms have bright lights, loud sounds, popping colors and fragrances. These rooms are designed to encourage language skills and emotions. Other rooms offer a calming environment." ...Read more
Same as kids: Though various questionnaires and tests can help, most important in accurate diagnosis of adhd in adults is a good clinical interview that considers other more common possibilities for the symptoms and involves obtaining data from early childhood from the patient and other sources. There's no such thing as adhd that begins in adulthood; usually when symp begin in adulthood, diagnosis is not adhd. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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