18 Jan 2023 | 2 min Read
Dr Adarsh Awanti
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Asthma in kids is similar to that in adults. Childhood asthma is not curable and this condition continues to adulthood. But the symptoms of asthma can be managed with proper treatment and precaution. In case of a failure to manage asthma or frequent exposure to asthma triggers like pollen, dust, pests, pollutants, toxins, etc. the condition can worsen and can lead to a severe asthma attack.
Manageable symptoms are nothing to worry about but when symptoms get severe or when you see certain dangerous signs it’s important to reach out to a doctor immediately. A few dangerous signs include:
· Constant coughing
· Rapid breathing
· Frequent shortening of breath
· Severe chest tightness
· Increased heartbeat
· Excess sweating
· Frequent episodes of pneumonia or bronchitis
· Constant wheezing sounds
· Using abdomen muscles to breath
· Widened nostrils while breathing
· Difficulty in catching breath when talking or the need to pause a statement in order to catch a breath.
· Taking a longer period of time to recover from respiratory tract infections or even a common cold.
Such signs need a doctor’s attention or emergency care in a few situations.
Additionally, the conditions that increase the probability of asthma include:
– Episodes of wheezing that are recurrent or severe
– Symptoms getting worse at night
– Symptoms occurring with or without viral illness
– Relatives diagnosed with asthma or atopy
-Evidence of atopy like dark circles, linear nasal crease
In order to prevent the exacerbation of asthma a few measures to take are:
– Avoiding dust
– Avoiding acid and mixing of chemical disinfectants for cleaning floors at home
– Avoiding furry pets
– Using masks when going out in traffic
– Using sanitizer, face mask, and social distancing from people suffering from flu
– Taking flu vaccines regularly
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