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How can you treat pediatric asthma?

How can you treat pediatric asthma?

Info available: There has been much work on developing evidence based guidelines for asthma care. Patients who get evidence based care have better outcomes. Here is a link to a valuable document: http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/guidelines/asthma/asthma_qrg. Pdf
generally, your child should be receiving care that is coherent with these guidelines.
Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more


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What is the age group of pediatric asthma?

What is the age group of pediatric asthma?

Asthma: I am not sure what do you mean by pediatric asthma age group. The most common age of asthma is between 5-15 years of age. ...Read more

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What is the pediatric asthma age group go up to?

What is the pediatric asthma age group go up to?

Usually late teens: Or until they become comfortable and established with an "adult" doc.
I see kids when they go off to college as it is a period of transition and I want to make sure they are controlled and they have someone that is familiar with them as they go off to school and transition. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pediatric asthma?

What is the definition or description of: pediatric asthma?

Pediatric asthma: Pediatric asthma is asthma below the age of 18. It is common between ages 5-15. Common triggers are viral upper respiratory tract infections, allergic rhinitis, pollution, and infections. ...Read more

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What is pediatric asthma compared to adult asthma?

What is pediatric asthma compared to adult asthma?

More likely allergic: Allergy is present in 90% of children with asthma but only 50% of adults with asthma. ...Read more

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Is there any new treatment for asthma in children?

Is there any new treatment for asthma in children?

Leukotrienes: One of the more recent advances in long term chronic therapies in inflammatory medications include leukotrienes, such as Montelukast (Singulair) and others. For a detailed description ofmide of action, discuss this with your pulmonologist ...Read more

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Could an itchy neck be a symptom of asthma in children?

Could an itchy neck be a symptom of asthma in children?

Not likely: It could mean an allergy to something and allergies and asthma are often associated with each other, but directly related to asthma- unlikely. ...Read more

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Is lowfat yogurt ok to eat while pregnant? I read it increases asthma in children.

Is lowfat yogurt ok to eat while pregnant? I read it increases asthma in children.

Ok to eat.: It may even help to reduce the risk for eczema in the baby. It would not increase the risk of asthma. ...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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Is there a cure for asthma in children?

Is there a cure for asthma in children?

Can be controlled!: There are over 20 million americans tha have asthma and is is now common in children. As asthma is a chronic disease it is not curable in a sense but it can be very well controlled, with kids leading normal active lives. There are many olympian champions who have been asthmatics. It is important to understand what asthma is and the triggers in the environment as well as genetics and allergies. ...Read more

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Are nebulisers better than inhalers for asthma in children?

Are nebulisers better than inhalers for asthma in children?

Debatable: Both are about equal but age makes a big difference. However even in older children and adults the nebulizer delivers the medicine better and more efficiently. ...Read more

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I've read about an article pointing out junk food as a worsening factor of asthma in children. Does this apply to adults?

Asthma: Obesity has been linked to asthma. Eating junk food leads to obesity. Obesity in children as well as adults causes worsening of asthma symptoms. ...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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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 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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What are the common symptoms of asthma in children?

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 are some medical risks associated with asthma in children?

What are some medical risks associated with asthma in children?

Not breathing: Asthma is still a cause of death and that is the biggest risk. However it is avoidable when you keep it controlled with appropriate medications. Avoiding triggers, and (foods and environmental triggers) to the best of your ability. Understanding how and when to begin meds is crucial. People with asthma can also be more susceptible to pneumonia and bronchitis. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of asthma in children 12-15?

Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of asthma in children 12-15?

Wheezing, cough: Wheezing, shortness of breath, cough, chest pain. Cough after exercise. Inability to exercise at a normal level (related to shortness of breath.). ...Read more

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What is the best way to manage asthma in children ages 4-9years old? Also would a specific diet be required?

What is the best way to manage asthma in children ages 4-9years old? Also would a specific diet be required?

Varies: Asthma is a disorder of variable intensity and trigger factors. It can vary from unrecognized to chronic and life threatening. Each patient must be evaluated and treated based on their individual findings. No two patients have responded exactly the same to any treatment. As such, it is unrealistic to list a "best" medication or plan. Find what works and keep track of triggers ; a written action plan ...Read more

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I want ask u about asthma in children 12months here docto gave him inhaler of ventolin 3times aday. It's not good to take it 3 times aday?

I want ask u about asthma in children 12months here docto gave him inhaler of ventolin 3times aday. It's not good to take it 3 times aday?

Asthma: Ventolin inhaler can be used in young children via an airochamper with mask or albuterol solution by nebulizer every 4 hours as needed, other meds are available depending on the severity of his asthma, make sure he is not exposed to passive smoking, or any triggers in her environment. Good luck. ...Read more

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My eldest suffers wiv asthma and they have rwcently axed all piediatric services would it be adviasable too request home oxygen only to be used in 911?

My eldest suffers wiv asthma and they have rwcently axed all piediatric services would it be adviasable too request home oxygen only to be used in 911?

Maybe: Oxygen should only be used under close supervision; some people with asthma may actually get worse or stop breathing on oxygen. Standard treatment for asthma is best, oxygen is really safest to use in a hospital setting. ...Read more

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What is the best asthma medicine?

What is the best asthma medicine?

Corticosteroids: Inhaled corticosteroids such as Flovent (fluticasone), Pulmicort (budesonide), qvar, alvesco, (ciclesonide) advair etc. Are the best medicines for asthma because they treat the underlying cause which is inflammation. If the patient is acutely ill or in the er then these medicines would not be used. First the patient would have to be treated/stabilized with oral corticosteroids and albuterol. ...Read more

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Hi please tell me medicine for asthma?

Hi please tell me medicine for asthma?

CONTROLLER&RELIE: There are Controller MAEDICTIONS which some patients have to take every day to keep Asthma under control
These are
Long Term beta agonists (Long Term Bronchodilaters)
Steroids Inhaled and Leucotrine like Singular
Reiever or Resque Meds
Quick acting Bronchodilaters like Albuterol, Xopenex
Short Course of Steroids
Most meds are given via inhaler or Nebuliser
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Hi! Please tell me the medicine for asthma.

Hi! Please tell me the medicine for asthma.

Depends on severity: Asthma severity is classified by how often someone has symptoms. Therapy for mild asthma is inhaled beta-agonists such as albuterol. If albuterol is needed more than twice per week or if symptoms occur at night, a longer acting medicine with corticosteroids with or without long-acting beta agonists is added such as fluticasone or salmeterol+fluticasone. There are many drugs of the same type. ...Read more

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What kinds of medicines other than inhalers are used for asthma?

Yes: Multiple medications are available for management of asthma. However these medicatioons are used only when inhaled medications fail. If you are having difficulty using an inhaler talk with your doctor about using a spacer. Spacers make it much easier to use inhaled medications and make the medication more effective. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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