Asthma is a common respiratory condition that affects around 9 million children every year within the U.S. Once triggered, your child’s airways will become inflamed making it difficult to breathe and lead to other serious health complications. We understand that asthma can be frightening for both children and parents.
At Adams Pediatrics, we can help you minimize symptoms and manage your child’s asthma with our comprehensive treatment options.
Common asthmatic triggers
There are several triggers that can lead to an asthma attack. Some of the most common asthmatic triggers for children include:
- Allergens like pollen, mold, or pet dander
- Environmental irritants like smog and smoke
- Extreme excitement or anxiety
- Prolonged exercises
- Rapid weather changes or cold weather
- Respiratory illnesses
By paying attention to potential triggers during attacks, you can help manage your child’s condition by minimizing exposure to potential triggers in the future.
Asthma treatment varies depending on the severity of symptoms, how frequently your child experiences attacks, and your child’s age.
If your child is very young, they may require a nebulizer to help them breathe in their medication through a face mask.
For older children who have mild and infrequent asthma attacks, rescue inhalers or bronchodilators may be enough to manage their symptoms should they occur.
For more moderate to severe cases, our doctors may prescribe long-term preventative medication that your child will need to take daily in addition to rescue inhalers to keep their asthma under control.
For more information on asthma and our treatment options, contact our office at Adams Pediatrics.