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What To Do When A Child Has An Asthma Attack
Asthma: Obtain an asthma action plan from the child's parent, find out what triggers the asthma and keep them away from it at your home, and require them to have their rescue inhalers whenever they visit your home. Worst case scenario, call 911 if they have an attack and you are unsure what to do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My child has one asthma attack caused by allergy and she will be received a vaccine for it . Can this vaccine kill asthma for ever ?
Confusing question: There exists no vaccine for an allergy that I know of, although allergy shots sometimes help with the allergy.Although chest tightening and wheezing during a severe allergy event, the injection is adrenalin, not a vaccine. Families carry the drug with them for future attacks in this situation. Not all that wheezes is asthma, especially in kids. I would try to clarify what went on.This is confusing ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For how many months should a child take dry powder inhaler with singular to treat asthma attack where she is suffering from olive pollen allergy ?
Desensitization: If exposure to the pollen can't be avoided, an allergist may offer desensitization to the pollen, which may help. If exposure to the pollen cannot be avoided, and desensitization is not available or is ineffective, then long-term treatment with bronchodilators may be needed ...Read more
Very broad question: There is little to do for an acute attack without administering medications. The best approach is to get the child to calm down (good luck!) and try exhaling through pursed lips like blowing up a balloon. This creates enough air pressure in the lungs to keep the airways open. The parents should have albuterol or an epi-pen; if they're not around, call 911. ...Read more
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