Doctors for Asthma in Children in Loknayakpuram, Delhi
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ASTHMA IN CHILDREN
Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the airways. Airways are tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs. If you have asthma, the inside walls of your airways become sore and swollen. Many children with asthma develop symptoms before age 5. There are many conditions that can cause asthma-like symptoms in young children. Coughing and wheezing are the most common symptoms in Asthma.
HOW IS ASTHMA IN CHILDREN DIAGNOSED?
Clinical diagnosis is done by evaluating the medical and family history of the child. A pulmonologist may order for breathing tests like spirometry if the child is old enough. Another test is the exhaled nitric oxide test, which is an indicator for airway inflammation. Impulse oscillometry is used for diagnosis of asthma in very young children.
HOW IS ASTHMA IN CHILDREN TREATED?
There is no definitive cure for asthma in children. Treatment is done to address the symptoms, minimize risk of future attacks, maintain normal lung function, and administer least amount of medication. Inhaled corticosteroids are the most effective treatment to treat inflamed airways.
DID YOU KNOW?
It is difficult to diagnose asthma in children below the age of two.