Bronchial asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways characterized by an obstruction of the air flow.
The inflammation of the airways makes them very sensitive, which causes a spasm in the airways that tend to narrow, especially when the lungs are exposed to allergens, cold air, viral infections, smoke and exercise. The reduced airways reduce the amount of air that enters the lungs, which makes it difficult for the child to breathe.
How asthma affects children:
The tendency to develop asthma is often inherited. It has also been suggested that there is an association between the child care environment and wheezing. Those who started early kindergarten were twice as likely to develop wheezing in their first year of life as those who did not attend day care. Many children with asthma can breathe normally for a few weeks or months between outbreaks. When flares occur, they often seem to occur without warning.
Bronchial asthma was found more frequently in children born between August and October, possibly due to more viral infections during the first six months of life.
Children under 18 years of age represent a large part of emergency department visits and hospitalizations due to asthma exacerbation. Asthma causes children and adolescents to lose school and parents lose days at work.
Signs and symptoms:
1) Wheezing: one of the most common symptoms of asthma is a musical whistle produced by turbulence in the air flow.
3) Nighttime cough / exercise-induced: children usually tend to cough after midnight, during the early morning hours or after exercise.
4) Shortness of breath
1) Lung function test
2) Allergy test
Asthma management and it is possible to increase the immunity of the child:
Although inhalers and medications provide relief, but considering their side effects and the repeated intervention that is needed, parents prefer natural therapies such as salt room therapy, which provide a very powerful alternative to heavy medications. Children have a natural aversion to medicines. A few sessions of therapy in the Salt room in the playful environment provided within the Salt room help the child develop immunity and avoid repeated attacks of asthma and wheezing.
Read the full article "Bronchial asthma and how to increase the immunity of your child" that Dr. Loknath Kumar wrote on Practo.com here: https://www.practo.com/healthfeed/bronchial-asthma-how-to-boost – your-child-s-immunity-10394 / post
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