asthmatic child

Asthma: Caring for an Asthmatic Child

Caring for an asthmatic child might be one of the toughest parent responsibilities alongside parental care. Many parents are on the lookout for preventive measures and how best to detect early an attack or how to stabilize the health conditions of an attacked child.

Asthma is a health condition whereby a person’s airways narrows and swells due to blockage hence producing extra mucus. It makes breathing very difficult and triggers coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. For some people, asthma is a minor issue while for others it interferes with daily activities, threatens their health and can even pose as a threat to their living.

What Causes Asthma?
It is impossible to pin-point things that trigger the attack as it varies among affected individuals. On a general note, certain combinations of environmental, generic and habitual could trigger the attack. Exposure to airborne substances, respiratory infections, allergies and certain medications could actually cause an asthma attack.

Frequent coughing with or without wheezing in a child is likely to be a symptom of an asthma attack. Symptoms are made worse with chest tightness, viral infections, change in humidity and sometimes worsens at night which may often disturb both parent and child.

Children cannot avoid all triggers at all the time that is why it is of medical recommendation that you work with a Medical specialist to help finding your child’s symptoms and put asthma under control. It is advised by Wellness HMO specialists that children with health challenges should be enlightened on their allergies so that they can avoid them, and learn to control breathing so that in a case where a patient is attacked, he/she can still control the situation till an inhaler is administered.

Some symptoms stop being a trigger as a child gets older and ‘outgrows asthma’. Working with our Medical specialist at Wellness HMO to build a plan and treatments is an effective means to create a good long-term control that helps your child feel better and prevent a life-threatening attack.