Frequently Asked Questions about Asthma in Children


Posted by John Z. | Posted in Asthma Information | Posted on 09-09-2012

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Different Cases and Asthma in Children

There have been many cases of children that have been suffering from Asthma since infancy. One of the cases states a seven year old girl that had been suffering from wheezing and rhinitis since her birth. As the years passed by, instead of getting better the situation has become even worse and now she is suffering from coughing and her sleeping patterns are also being affected. As the symptoms that are faced by the girl are of Asthma, the doctors quickly advise ways to control it. This was just one of the examples of Asthma in Children. There are different levels of Asthma that are faced by children and it is not easy to understand if we do not knowledge about the disease. Classification of Asthma has been made on the basis of duration of Asthma and we will look into it in detail.

The first question that arises in minds of people is that how can anyone suspect that the child is suffering from asthma. Well there are few symptoms that will make it easy for you to identify it. General symptoms include wheezing, cough, and problems in breathing for children. These symptoms become even more prominent when the children go to play and things become worse at late night and early morning.

Asthma in children is also caused by indoor environment as the majority time is spent by children at home. There are many factors at home that can affect the health of children and these factors include dust mites and cockroaches. Then there pollutants that might be present indoor as well as the pollutants that are present outdoor which can lead to asthma. Smoking is one of the reasons that cause children to suffer as the tobacco and other irritants become part of environment in which the children is. This situation seems very disturbing and if parents need to have proper know how about them.

Diagnosing Asthma in kids

Diagnosing Asthma in children is not one of the easiest tasks of the world. As we have stated earlier that diagnosis is made on the basis patterns, these patterns also vary from child to child. Some have wheezing at night while others keep on wheezing throughout the day. However diagnosis is very important as Asthma is incurable and proper medication is needed to control it. One has to understand that asthma is also transferred genetically and therefore one needs to keep a check whether any one in family had been suffering from it or not.

As one understands the reasons behind causing Asthma in children, it also becomes easy to eradicate these causes and to reduce their impact. However the severe cases of asthma need to be treated on emergency basis as they cause problems in breathing. Children need to be kept away from allergens so that they don’t become victims of this fatal disease. Overall, if your child suffers from asthma, it has got to be your mistake.


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Asthma in Children – An Alarming Situation


Posted by John Z. | Posted in Asthma Information | Posted on 27-08-2012

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Why Asthma in Children is Growing Rapidly?

Asthma has affected a lot of people around globe and can cause death in its severe case. It is reported by National Heart Lung and Blood institute that about 22 million people in US have become victim of asthma and almost 27% of the affected people are children. The number of children having asthma is growing rapidly. The triggers of asthma in children and adults are almost same. The lung disease in children also narrows and inflames the air passages. The air passages become very sensitive that cause many severe cases of asthma.

Asthma can be caused due to genetic and environmental factors such as pollen and animals, air pollution and weather changes. All the children affected by asthma do not show the same symptoms. It may be possible that symptoms for a same child are different for different conditions. Some common symptoms of asthma appearing in the children are wheezing, continuous attacks of cough during playing, laughing and crying, fast breathing and squatness of breathe.  If it is found that your child is suffering from asthma, you must try to collect all the information about disease. Carefully, observe the causes of asthma attack and find the methods to avoid these causes. Learn about the early treatment methods of asthma attack, it will help you to treat your child in case of emergency before sending him or her to hospital.

Effects of Asthma Attack on Children and Their Families

The usual suspects for asthma in children are environmental factors. The most common reason is the maternal smoking. Mothers smoking under the pregnancy are the major cause for wheezing and respiratory infections in their unborn child. Asthmatic parents are another cause of asthma in children.  When a child experienced the asthma attack his parents or his entire family is affected by it.

This condition cannot be cured completely but few things can bring it under control. The first measure to control this disease is the brief knowledge about it. You will be in better position to help your child, if you understand this disease. Keep away your child from triggers of asthma attack. Some of these triggers are smoke, mental stress and too hot or cold weather. There are two types of medication for asthma in children such as relievers and controllers.  If your child has prescribed drugs then make sure that he or she knows about its proper use.

Keep your child away from all the types of allergens because it is reported by medical researchers that there are almost 80% of children with asthma caused by allergens and about 50% of the adults are suffering from asthmatic allergies. All the asthmatic children are not allergic to something but this situation appears as a special case of asthma in children. Parents can help their children by taking measure to avoid these allergens. By the proper treatments and medications, the severity of asthma can be reduced for the children. Parents must carefully observe the symptoms of asthma in their young children and consult to physicians to know about the current information of asthma.