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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Pediatric Asthma (Overview)

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.


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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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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Pediatric Asthma (Overview)

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.


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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

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Living with Asthma (Checklist)

See an allergist
Once
Follow recommendations to minimize allergen exposure
Once
Be sure to get a lung function test initially
Once
Get lung function tests before and 1 month after any medication change
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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

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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?

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

Dr. Sue Ferranti
2,965 doctors shared insights

Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is 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 breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


Dr. Chad Rudnick
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Pediatrics (Definition)

Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that concerns ...Read more