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What can be done to treat asthma in children?

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Dr. Tim Kilkenny
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Tim Kilkenny
Dr. Tim Kilkenny
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Complex answer

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs that can wax and wane over time.
Treatment of asthma requires a thorough history and physical exam. Triggers should be identified through skin testing. Treatment is a combination of avoidance of allergens, use of inhaled corticosteroids and / or brochodilators. There are other medicines that can be used as well. Treatment may be individualized.

In brief: Complex answer

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs that can wax and wane over time.
Treatment of asthma requires a thorough history and physical exam. Triggers should be identified through skin testing. Treatment is a combination of avoidance of allergens, use of inhaled corticosteroids and / or brochodilators. There are other medicines that can be used as well. Treatment may be individualized.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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