What is and what is childhood asthma?

Written by: Dra. Luzdivina García Morales de los Ríos
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Child asthma treatment Asthma is a disease that affects the airways of people both during childhood and adulthood. However in the case of smaller, parents should be very familiar with the disease and its manifestations to know how to act on them.


What is asthma?

Asthma is a disease that inflames the bronchial smooth muscle contracts and around them, closing its input and output and causing difficulty breathing known. The increased mucus and inflammation of this area also favor obstruction and breathing problems. In fact, the patient may suffer from inflammation that despite being well, so the specialist in Pediatrics usually prescribe preventive medications to use on a daily basis.


Most common symptoms of childhood asthma

Symptoms may vary depending on the patient, the stage of the disease and phase of day arising. Cough is one of the most common symptomatic episodes, and usually acontecerse overnight or early morning, damaging the dream of small. On the other hand, the feeling of "tight chest" and whistles are also common symptoms that occur when passing the air through a partially blocked route.

Attacks or asthma attacks are temporary events, which can occur if the patient does not follow the pattern indicated by the doctor or do not follow the treatment instructions. The main thing is that the patient has a normal, active life and a number of aggravating factors are not exposed.


Factors that cause and exacerbate their appearance

There are different types of allergies that can cause the inflammation and affect the bronchi of asthmatics. The most common mites are usually (powder), to pets like dogs or cats, and fungi that grow in very humid environments. Also small exposure to cigarette smoke, insecticide or paint odors can irritate your airways, aggravating the state of the disease.

It is necessary for both the patient and the people around you know what factors affect you and how they do to avoid both symptoms such as periods of crisis. If in doubt, you should go to pediatric professionals.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Luzdivina García Morales de los Ríos

Dr. Garcia Morales de los Rios is a pediatrician expert in respiratory childhood diseases, asthma and allergies. With over 20 years of experience, s and has formed between Venezuela, Paris and Spain. Currently, she d irige its own query that offers: consulting children and adolescents, controlling growth and development, consultation allergy, pulmonology, allergy skin tests, spirometry, vaccines and basic diagnostic procedures. He is also professor at the Faculté de Médecine Hopital Pitie-Salpetriere La Pitie-Salpetriere in Paris and a member of various national and international associations of their specialty.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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