Disease Respiratory system

 Childhood Asthma

We talked about asthma: definition, symptoms, causes, and treatment, in general. In 2009: about 1 in 10 children (10%) had asthma in USA so we must know more about childhood asthma. Especially if you have a child who has asthma.In this article we will talk about asthma in children in some detail, and we will answer these questions:



  • What are the signs of asthma in children?
  • How to treatment of asthma in children?
  • How will I act if a child has asthma?

Childhood Asthma Symptoms

Children under 5 years old have different symptoms and it is vary from child to child (even of the same age). If the child has some of the symptoms (asthma symptoms),  the parents have difficult for them to find out if these symptoms are the symptoms of asthma, even doctors sometimes find it difficult to know (because it is so difficult to do breathing test for a child). There are some of different Children’s symptoms, like:

  • Coughing, especially at night and it may occur during play, or while laughing or crying.
  • Less energy during play and activity.
  • Wheezing when breathing, especially in breathing out.
  • Fast breathing, trouble breathing, or loss of breath
  • Complaint of chest tightness.
  • Feelings of weakness or tiredness.

Your child might have only one of these symptoms, or several of them. You may think it’s just a cold or bronchitis. If the symptoms recur, maybe or maybe not that is a proof that your child has asthma. In addition, symptoms may worsen when your child is around asthma triggers, such as: smoke, pollen, pet dander, or dust mites. If this happened you must go immediately to your doctor.

Treatment Of Asthma In Children

Any asthma symptoms, whether mild or severe, is always serious (especially in children); even mild symptoms can quickly become a serious symptoms and a life threatening. It is very important that the child who has asthma receive proper treatment because of the suffering that small children are unable to express.

Poorly controlled asthma in children, it causes trips to the emergency room, hospital stays, and missed workdays for parents. So we have to control the asthma symptoms.

You can See “5 Strategies For Asthma Attack Treatment At Home”, these strategies are very important to do it.

Your doctor will recommend some of medicines for your child. Your child can take the medicines using an inhaler with a device called a holding chamber (it helps to ensure that all the medication reaches the lungs) or through a nebulizer. Do not worry, nurse or pharmacist will teach you how to use it. Asthma medicines are very safe and effective when used as directed of a pharmacist.


We wish share the article with your friends; to increase the knowledge of asthma in children. We talked about the asthma in children, and the need to see a doctor immediately if you notice any of the symptoms of asthma.