Childhood asthma is one of the long-term disease of children today. It is the leading cause of why so many children miss school and visits to the doctor. Childhood asthma is mainly caused by viral infections such as colds or cough.
When a doctor suspects your child’s asthma, you will be asked questions like
• Is the child not to sleep because of breathing problems
• Does your child often coughing and wheezing
• Is your child able to participate in sports without any problems
• Is there a history of asthma among family and close relative
If the child is older than five, the child may be asked to make the maximum flow measurement. Childhood can be misdiagnosed in wheezing can be a cause of the common cold rather than asthma.
If your child is sure to have asthma, depending on how severe the asthma, different treatment will be prescribed. A physician main procedure is let your child control asthma and reduce the dose later to reduce adverse drug reaction.
For the child found problems ranging from mild asthma treatment will be short-acting beta2 agonists. This usually will come in the form of MDI (metered dosed inhalers). These inhalers must use “as and when required” rather than regular
However, many parents difficult experience teaching their children proper technique to use an inhaler. This is especially true of children under five years of age. Parents can choose from a nebulizer or oral. A spacer can also be attached to the inhaler for better administration. If your child is suffering from mild persistent asthma, inhaled corticosteroids are given.
It will be given in small doses of corticosteroids has been shown to staple height growth in children.
If your child has mild asthma, your child will be given a long-acting beta2-agonists such as salmeterol or formoterol. These agents also help to prevent exercise induce asthma. If symptoms still do not go away, inhaled corticosteroids and theophylline will control the dose.
If your child is found to have chronic asthma, the most severe form of asthma, high doses of inhaled corticosteroids required in combination with long-acting beta2-agonist drugs. Your child will also be placed on oral corticosteroids as well. Parents should consider installing a vaporizer in a nebulizer can give all kinds of drugs including short and long acting and corticosteroids as well. Nebulizer also can deliver greater amounts of drugs than MDI.
Find out your children have asthma is not the end of the road for them. With proper management and measures put in place at home and in the child’s life, can the child to live a normal life.