Asthma is the most common chronic lung disease of childhood, which affects 6.6 million children in the United States. Most children with asthma achieve good symptom control when treated with low-to-medium doses of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS). If your child has asthma, their lungs and airways can easily get inflamed when they have a cold or are around things like pollen. Every child’s asthma is different. Some children have mild, occasional episodes of asthma or only show symptoms after exercising, or when they have a cold. Some experience daily symptoms, while others have symptoms continuously, which limit their level of activity. Each pattern of asthma requires a different treatment approach. It is important to remember that children can still have a severe and even life-threatening attack, even if they generally have mild or occasional asthma.
The symptoms may make it hard for your child to do everyday activities or sleep. Sometimes, an asthma attack can result in a trip to the hospital. There’s no cure for asthma in children, but you can work with your child’s doctor to treat it and prevent damage to their growing lungs. Severe asthma in children is characterized by sustained symptoms despite treatment with high doses of ICS or oral corticosteroids and represents approximately 5% of childhood asthma cases. Although this form of asthma is the least common, it accounts for nearly 50% of all asthma-related expenditures. It has been suggested that children with severe asthma may fall into 2 categories, difficult-to-treat asthma or severe therapy-resistant asthma. Difficult-to-treat asthma is defined as poor control due to an incorrect diagnosis or comorbidities or poor adherence due to adverse psychological or environmental factors. In contrast, treatment resistant is defined as difficult asthma despite management of these factors.
What You Need To Know About Your Child’s Asthma
There are many things to think about and plan for when your child has asthma. It is important to learn as much as you can about the condition. Your doctor and pharmacist are there to help you. Talk to them about any concerns you may have about your child’s asthma. To manage your child’s asthma effectively, it is important to know: the pattern of their asthma, their asthma triggers, their asthma symptoms, their asthma medications?– what they do and how to help your child take them properly and what to do if they have an asthma attack – know and follow asthma first aid. The reason some children develop asthma is not fully understood, but risk factors include: family members with asthma, eczema or hay fever – potential genetic factors, sensitizing airborne particles and having a mother who smoked during pregnancy.
Avoiding Childhood Asthma Triggers. To prevent asthma attacks or to keep them from getting worse, focus on known triggers with steps like these:
Don’t let anyone smoke in your home or car.
Clean bedding and carpets often to fight dust mites.
Keep pets out of your child’s bedroom. An air filter can help with allergens.
Get regular pest control to avoid cockroaches.
Fix leaks and use dehumidifiers to prevent mold.
Don’t use scented cleaning products or candles.
Check daily air quality reports in your area.
Help your child stay at a healthy weight.
If they have heartburn, keep it under control.
If exercise is a trigger, your child’s doctor might have your child use the inhaler 20 minutes before the activity to keep their airways open.
Make sure they get a flu shot every year.
Asthma Medication. Asthma can be well controlled with the appropriate medication in almost all people. The main types of asthma medications are:
preventers – that slowly make the airways less sensitive to triggers by reducing swelling and mucus inside the airways. This medication is taken daily. (Depending on the trigger of the asthma symptoms in your child, some children may only need preventer medication during certain seasons – for example during pollen season or during winter when they pick up a cold or flu. Others may need preventers all year round)
relievers – that act quickly to relieve symptoms by relaxing the tight muscles around the airways. This medication is used during an asthma attack.
Best medical practice is to give only the smallest doses of medication required to keep your child’s asthma symptoms under control. Your doctor will tell you how much this is. Never reduce the dose of medication without speaking with your doctor. There are many different types of asthma medications, mostly in the form of inhalers. USA Script Helpers offers wide variety of affordable and quality Asthma medications. You may contact us at 1 (888) 646-7749 and speak to our licensed pharmacist for a free consultation regarding Asthma medication.
Side effects of asthma medication. If you are worried about possible side effects from asthma medication, speak to your doctor or a pharmacist. Do not stop or reduce doses of medication for your child without speaking with your doctor. Common side effects from inhaled asthma medication: Preventers: hoarse voice, sore mouth and throat, fungal throat infections. Relievers: headache, trembling, nausea and fast heartbeat. Symptoms of an asthma attack can worsen and develop into an asthma emergency. To prepare for an asthma emergency, make sure your child’s doctor has written an asthma action plan for your child. Buy asthma medications at www.usascripthelpers.com. USA Script Helpers has a 10 year expertise in handling prescription medications and over-the-counter needs. USH is committed to helping Americans to have access to quality and affordable medications from Canada to USA. Join us and start saving today!
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