Treatment of bronchial asthma in children

Treatment of bronchial asthma in children
What is the treatment of bronchial asthma in children and how parents can appreciate that the treatment prescribed child is really effective?

bronchial asthma can not be cured completely.However, following a number of recommendations, the disease is quite possible to keep under control.

objectives of the treatment of bronchial asthma in children

What should be the condition of the child, so that parents can say that they control for asthma?

child should live a normal active life, going to school every day, play active games, not experience difficulties playing sports.At the same time it should not disturb the symptoms and side effects of medications, and the need for emergency visits to the doctor or emergency calls to eliminate attacks just should not occur.

Parents should be aware of the treatment of asthma as much as possible: how to avoid exposure to triggers (stimuli that provoke the attack), as the effect of the medicine, as they need to be taken, etc.

What tools are used to treat asthma i
n children

for the treatment of bronchial asthma in children using the same group of drugs as for the treatment of adolescents and adults.A key role in the treatment of inhalation may play a glucocorticosteroid drugs.

However, children under 4 years of these medicines is given in smaller doses via a nebulizer or a special mask for inhaling drugs.

nebulizer is a small chamber in which sputtering occurs before the drug aerosol and feed it into the airway through a mask or breathing tube.

Older children and adolescents when using aerosol cleaners can use a special inhaler with a spacer (device, most often in the form of a tube designed to improve the delivery of aerosol to the respiratory tract).

In most modern medical guidelines for the treatment of asthma in children older than 4 years is recommended to adhere to a graded approach.It involves the use of fast-acting inhaled medications (eg, salbutamol) to eliminate asthma attacks when they occur.

If attacks occur frequently and need constant maintenance treatment, then start it with the use of small doses of kromoglitsievoy acid or nedocromil.In the case of the ineffectiveness of their prescribed inhaled glucocorticosteroid drugs.

If for at least 3 months using the selected scheme fails to control the disease, the doctor may reduce the dose of medication, or even recommend a version of a lower "level" of treatment.

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