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How does asthma affect child's development in areas outside the lungs?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
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In brief: Possibilities

There's an increased chance of feeding problems and ge reflux, especially in very young children.
Understandably, some children have anxiety about the attacks. Some have attacks when anxious. Family functioning can be impacted. Therapy for child and family may be needed. If attacks/absences are :frequent, "section 504" accomodations at school can help the child keep up with work.

In brief: Possibilities

There's an increased chance of feeding problems and ge reflux, especially in very young children.
Understandably, some children have anxiety about the attacks. Some have attacks when anxious. Family functioning can be impacted. Therapy for child and family may be needed. If attacks/absences are :frequent, "section 504" accomodations at school can help the child keep up with work.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Lee Perry
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Asthma control = key

As long as asthma is under adequate control, overall development and growth for a child should be normal.

In brief: Asthma control = key

As long as asthma is under adequate control, overall development and growth for a child should be normal.
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry
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