Asthma Management in Child
What is Asthma?
Asthma is the most common chronic lung disease in children which is often associated with breathing issues. Many children confront with problems like cough, wheeze, shortness of breath which if not treated on time can cause Asthma. Since it is common in kids and teens, visiting your pediatrician is critical if you encounter its symptoms for long.
What are the symptoms of
Diagnosing and managing asthma in children under age 5 can be difficult. The most common symptoms of Asthma in Children can be
- Wheezing and coughing
- Shortness of breath
- Rapid breathing
- Choking in the chest
- Soaring with a whistling sound
- Weakness and tiredness
- Trouble eating or grunting
How is Asthma diagnosed in children?
Tell your pediatrician if any of your family members have ever had Asthma or allergies because both pass on to generation.
The general diagnosis of asthma is done through a medical exam and a test that measures airflow in and out of the lungs. Diagnosing asthma in kids is not easy as they are not able to complete the airflow test which requires blowing very hard into a tube and nor they can describe their illness properly.
Various skin or blood test is performed to know whether the child has any allergies or not. Assessing the report of the blood test and symptoms altogether, the pediatrician prescribe you some medicines.