Asthma is caused by inflammation and sticky secretions inside the bronchial tubes. These reactions cause the airways to tighten, resulting in:
Children with asthma may go for extended periods without symptoms and then have intermittent asthma attacks. The attacks can be brought on by exercise, illness, or other unknown causes.
Dr. Carruth performs several tests to diagnose asthma and rule out other conditions. Diagnostic tests for asthma include:
If Dr. Carruth determines that your child has asthma, he will identify its severity from mild intermittent asthma to severe persistent asthma so he can recommend a treatment approach.
Researchers aren’t sure what causes asthma, and they haven’t identified a cure either. However, they have pinpointed several risk factors that increase a child’s chance of developing asthma:
Mild forms of asthma may require no more than an occasional puff from an inhaler. Severe asthma may require more involved treatments and emergency medical attention. Typical asthma treatment includes:
Dr. Carruth can prescribe quick-relief inhalers and nebulizer treatments for children with asthma. He may also suggest an oral controller medication to reduce inflammation and relax the airways for children with persistent asthma.
If your child has allergies, your pediatrician can provide allergy medication to manage symptoms.
By tracking the foods and activities that bring on an asthma attack, you may be able to identify what triggers it. If you know which situations and allergens trigger your child’s asthma, you and your child can make sure to avoid those triggers.
If your child shows symptoms of asthma, make an appointment with TLC Pediatrics Medical Group, Inc to get a proper evaluation and create an asthma management plan.
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