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Asthma in Young Children – What Are the Signs & What Can Be Done

Asthma in Young Children – What Are the Signs & What Can Be Done

Asthma affects nearly 25 million people in the United States. Unfortunately, most of those affected by this disease happens to be children. If left undiagnosed, asthma can cause serious damage to the body. If you suspect your child is being affected by asthma, you need to go to a specialist as soon as possible.

Here at Asthma, Allergy, & Immunology Medical Group, our team of experts specializes in Asthma identification and treatment. We can provide the proper care needed so you can be relieved your child is being taken care of.

Call 805-658-9500 today to schedule an appointment if you believe your child is experiencing signs of chronic asthma. You can also visit our Contact Page to book an appointment online. Continue reading to learn about the signs of asthma and how it is generally treated.

The Prominent Symptoms

Asthma is a chronic disease that causes the airways to be inflamed (swollen). Some of the most common symptoms include trouble breathing, coughing, and wheezing. But in infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children, asthma can look a bit different.

If your child is experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is time to take them to an asthma specialist:

  • Fast breathing
  • Working harder to breathe (nostrils flaring, skin is sunken in around and between ribs or above the sternum, or exaggerated belly movement)
  • Panting with normal activities such as playing
  • Wheezing (a whistling sound)
  • Persistent coughing
  • Difficulty sucking or eating
  • Tiredness, not interested in normal or favorite activities
  • Cyanosis, a tissue color change on mucus membranes (tongue, lips, and around the eyes) and fingertips or nail beds − the color appears grayish or whitish on darker skin tones and bluish on lighter skin tones

General Treatment Options

We can provide treatment for asthma as well as the common underlying allergies that may be triggering your attacks. These treatments can help manage the conditions but typically do not cure them. Treatments for asthma include various inhalers and medications to be taken responsibly.

Certain individuals may be able to reduce their allergic symptoms and medication requirements through immunotherapy. You can rest assured that our doctors will select the best treatment plan to deliver maximum relief in your unique case.

Ready to breathe easier? Schedule an appointment at one of our three convenient locations today.