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Child Asthma | Diagnosis and Treatment

Child Asthma | Diagnosis and Treatment


Let’s talk about asthma. What is asthma? Asthma is a disease of the airways that is
reversible. It can cause cough, wheezing, shortness of
breath. Asthma has multiple triggers: allergies, cold,
cold weather, exercise, stress, all of those can cause asthma. And it’s multifactorial, which means that
it’s not just, perhaps an infection, it’s the environment, it’s your genes, all of them
play into the development of asthma. How do we diagnose asthma? So, asthma is a clinical diagnosis. There are tests that can help us with the
diagnosis, but there’s not one test for asthma. Asthma is a clinical diagnosis, if your child
has the symptoms and responds to asthma therapies then we can make the diagnosis of asthma. If the child does not respond to asthma therapies
then we need to think about something else, a different diagnosis. As a parent, when should you suspect that
your child has asthma? If your child has cough, wheezing or shortness
of breath without a cold, or cough, shortness of breath, wheeze, with exercise, and it’s
different than their peers, then you should go to your pediatrician and ask them, could
my child have asthma?

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