Childhood breathing problems are becoming more common in Western countries. Breathing problems are usually related to asthma and allergies. If you’re a parent of a young child, there’s a good chance you’ll have to deal with asthma at some point. It can be stressful and frightening for parents.
So what is a parent to do? Just give up and accept that your child will never be”normal”? Of course not! The good news is, there are quite a few positive actions you can take that will go a long way towards helping your child live a happy, active life.
Here are three main steps that are given by MD Urgent Care’s Physicians you can take to help keep your child with asthma healthy. Knowledge is power and knowing what actions to take starts with understanding what’s going on in your child’s body.
Step 1: First, you need to understand asthma.
Asthma is a chronic breathing problem that interferes with your child’s ability to get air in and out of his or her lungs. When your child has asthma, the airways often become red, swollen, and irritated. This means the passages become narrower, which makes it harder for the air to flow in and out. Symptoms include coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. There is no cure for asthma, but there are treatments that can keep it under control.
Step 2: Get a handle on your child’s asthma triggers.
The most common asthma triggers in children are pollen, dust, moulds, food allergies, pet dander, and even colds. As a parent, you will be able to notice the things that trigger your child’s asthma symptoms. Do your best to help your child avoid those triggers as much as possible.
Step 3: Play an active role in your child’s health care.
It’s important to consult with your paediatrician or an asthma specialist ((You can visit MD Urgent Care as their medical teams are highly trained and experienced.) and get your child on a treatment program that will help control or prevent his or her symptoms. The doctor may prescribe the treatment, but it will be up to you to carry it out. It is essential to follow the plan laid out for your child to the letter. Skipping doses of medicine or nebulizer lead to health problems sooner or later. Talk with your health care professional. Ask your child’s doctor to help you fill out an “Asthma Action Plan” that guides you when to take emergency action during asthma attacks or when an attack is
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