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What can I do to prevent my child's asthma from occurring?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Gavin Graff
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
There are a lot of variables and knowing no details makes answering this question difficult.
However, it depends on frequency of symptoms and triggers. If symptoms are frequent (weekly) then preventive therapy with inhaled corticosteroids is indicated. If symptoms are related to certain exposures (i.e. Cats) avoiding trigger might help. Exercise induced symptoms can respond to albuterol pre-exe.

In brief: Depends
There are a lot of variables and knowing no details makes answering this question difficult.
However, it depends on frequency of symptoms and triggers. If symptoms are frequent (weekly) then preventive therapy with inhaled corticosteroids is indicated. If symptoms are related to certain exposures (i.e. Cats) avoiding trigger might help. Exercise induced symptoms can respond to albuterol pre-exe.
Dr. Gavin Graff
Dr. Gavin Graff
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Dr. Lee Perry
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Take prescribed meds
If your child has been diagnosed with asthma, the most important things you can do to prevent asthma symptoms are to administer medications as prescribed by your pediatrician and to avoid potential allergic triggers.

In brief: Take prescribed meds
If your child has been diagnosed with asthma, the most important things you can do to prevent asthma symptoms are to administer medications as prescribed by your pediatrician and to avoid potential allergic triggers.
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry
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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: See an allergist
Once you have identified your child's allergic triggers with the help of skin testing, do your best to avoid exposure to them. Avoid irritants that trigger your child's asthma, such as scents, smoke, fumes, etc.
To minimize the extent of symptoms that are beyond your control, develop an asthma action plan with your allergist, and stick with it. Controlling asthmatic inflammation prevents attacks.

In brief: See an allergist
Once you have identified your child's allergic triggers with the help of skin testing, do your best to avoid exposure to them. Avoid irritants that trigger your child's asthma, such as scents, smoke, fumes, etc.
To minimize the extent of symptoms that are beyond your control, develop an asthma action plan with your allergist, and stick with it. Controlling asthmatic inflammation prevents attacks.
Dr. Gary Steven
Dr. Gary Steven
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