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Children Asthma

What is Asthma?
Asthma is a disorder caused by inflammation in the airways (called bronchi).
This inflammation causes airways to tighten and narrow, which blocks air from flowing freely into the lungs, making it hard to breathe
The inflammation may be completely or partially reversed with or without medicines.

What are the causes of Asthma?
Triggers of asthma ......

Respiratory infections:
These are usually viral infections. In some patients, other infections with fungi, bacteria, or parasites might be responsible.

Allergens (see below for more information): Allergens can be foods, pet dander, molds, fungi, roach allergens, or dust mites. or seasonal outdoor allergens (eg, mold spores, pollens, grass, trees).

Irritants: Tobacco smoke, cold air, chemicals, perfumes, paint odors...................

Weather changes: Weather factors such as humidity and temperature can affect how many allergens and irritants are being carried in the air and inhaled by your child.

Exercise, Emotional factors & Gastro esophageal reflux

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.
 
mild episode moderately severe episode severe episode
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. 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.
In most children, asthma develops before the age of 5 years, and in more than half, asthma develops before the age of 3 years.

How to treat Asthma?
Asthma is caused by 3 important changes in the airways that make breathing more difficult:
Inflammation of the airways
Excess mucus that results in congestion and mucus "plugs" that get caught in the narrowed airways
Broncho-constriction

Drugs used to treat Asthma mainly Inhaled beta-2 agonist (short-acting bronchodilator) is used in all cases of Asthma
doses are prescribed by doctors
The most important treatment is by prevention of asthma triggers and by treating symptoms like cough and wheezing.......

SEDICO drugs which may help in treating Asthma are:
Sedokast (Tablets)
Aironyl (Syrup)
Salbutamol (Syrup)
Guaifenesin (Syrup)
Dextromethorphan (Syrup)0
Solvex (Syrup)

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References emedicinehealth.com

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