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Pediatric 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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I've read about an article pointing out junk food as a worsening factor of asthma in children. Does this apply to adults?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Asthma (Child) (Definition)
A disorder in which the lung's airways swell, narrow, and produce extra mucus, resulting in wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing. ...Read more
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