What is Asthma?
Triggers of asthma ......
What are the symptoms of Asthma?
Coughing, Chest tightness Wheezing maybe present.
Symptoms can be different depending on whether the asthma episode is mild, moderate, or severe.
Children may be out of breath after a physical activity, such as walking. They can talk in sentences and lie down, and they may be restless. The feeding may be with interruption, therefore, the infant takes longer to finish the feed.
moderately severe episode
Children are out of breath while talking. Infants have a softer shorter cry, and feeding is difficult. There is feeding with interruption and child may not be able to finish the usual quantity of the feed.
Children are out of breath while resting, they sit upright, they talk in words (not sentences), and they are usually restless. Infants are not interested in feeding and are restless and out of breath. Infant may try to start feeding but can not sustain feeding due to breathlessness.
Symptoms indicating that breathing will
stop: In addition to the symptoms already
described, the child is sleepy and confused.
However, adolescents may not have these
symptoms until they actually stop breathing.
The infant may not be interested in feeding.
Asthma is caused by 3 important changes in the airways that make breathing more difficult:
Drugs used to treat Asthma mainly Inhaled beta-2 agonist (short-acting bronchodilator) is used in all cases of Asthma