Tips for Asthma Care for Your Child
Find out the best way to manage your child’s asthma symptoms.
Any asthmatic symptoms your child experiences, even milder ones, are considered serious. Any symptoms can become life-threatening in the blink of an eye. This results in expensive and stressful emergency room visits and hospitalizations. If your child has been diagnosed with asthma in Raleigh your pediatricians Dr. Ceyhun Ozturk and Dr. Maria Guerra are here to help you care for your little one’s condition.
Managing Your Child’s Asthma
The treatment your Raleigh pediatricians will recommend for your child will depend on the severity and frequency of their asthma symptoms. There are two main types of medications that can be prescribed: Quick relief and long-term.
Quick relief is just as its name implies, it’s used to treat coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath that occur during an asthma attack. This type of medication should be on your child at all times in case they suddenly experience an attack.
Long-term treatment, on the other hand, is used to treat the problems that you don’t hear or see, such as inflammation of the airways. This medication is taken each day to prevent asthma symptoms and attacks.
Medication is administered either through an inhaler or a nebulizer, which your Raleigh children’s doctors will be able to show you and your child how to use to decide which one works better.
Other Ways to Handle Asthma Symptoms
These medications are a safe and effective way to control your asthma symptoms. However, if you child isn’t finding the relief they need then you may want to determine your child’s asthma triggers and how to avoid them. If you are unable to stay away from these triggers then you may want to talk to your Raleigh pediatricians about whether allergy shots would be a good option for your little one.
Here at Little Oak Pediatrics our goal is to make sure that your child remains healthy and happy. If you have any questions or concerns about their asthma treatment don’t hesitate to call your Raleigh pediatricians today.