Asthma in Children


This is asthma that affects children. Asthma is a condition that affects the airways. These airways are small tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs. When this does not occur as required in normal circumstances, there are chances of tubes being infected.

Asthma children can either be severe or mild. It has different kinds of symptoms that are disclosed. Some of the symptoms include wheezing, coughing, difficulty in breathing, tightness or congestion of the chest. The cause of these attacks may be such as heredity, eczema, allergies or even smoking from the mother while she is pregnant.

Asthma children can affect the baby and cause her to be born with this condition. Viral infections that the child may be exposed to contribute to this too. Asthma children have different medications that help to control the conditions. It has no permanent cure. It can be controlled by use of inhalers. There are the relievers inhalers that offer relief to the child during the attack. There are also preventions in inhalers, this is used as a preventive measure and is used as diagnosed by the doctor. This helps to stop the attacks from occurring.

When these attack occurs, there are quick foot aid measures to be taken. First of all you sit up the child to prevent choking. After this you loosen the clothes of the child. Make sure that the child is exposed to fresh air and give inhalers to use if available once the child has been able to catch their breath. It is advisable to see a doctor immediately. Therapies can also be used with asthma children.

Source by Mercy Maranga