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When to go to the ER if Your Child has an Asthma Attack

Generally, an asthmatic child’s condition can be kept in check using a control medication, but there may be situations where their illness can be inflamed to the point where they’ll require emergency medical treatment. Your Child has an Asthma Attack without Access to an Inhaler Asthma control medications like corticosteroids and immunomodulators do a good job blocking the body’s …

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Can My Child Play Sports If He/she Has Asthma?

Because of the vigorous physical activity involved, you may wonder if it’s safe for your asthmatic child to engage in any sports. While it may seem counterintuitive, it’s not just okay, it’s highly recommended. Joining a sports team will allow your son or daughter to strengthen their heart and lungs through regular, aerobic exercise. With …

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Three Easy Steps to Calm Yourself and Prevent an Asthma Attack

Asthma attacks can be very frightening because they impair the sufferer’s ability to draw breath. Untreated, a severe asthma attack can even be life-threatening as an asthmatic’s bronchial tubes can tighten to the point where they cannot take in any oxygen. While the best way to treat an attack is with rescue medication, like an albuterol inhaler, there are a …

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Asthma and the Food You Feed Your Child

Managing your child’s asthma means more than just making sure their control medication and albuterol inhaler are refilled regularly. It’s also important to create a diet for them that promotes lung health, keeps airways open and reduces the effect their illness has on their quality of life. Apples In addition to being a good source …

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Will My Child Ever Grow Out of Having Asthma?

Although there have been substantial advancements in the treatment of asthma in recent years, the illness is not yet curable. Despite some media reports to the contrary, childhood asthma does not go away over time. However, it is possible that your child has an illness that has symptoms similar to asthma or their asthma could …

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What to Do When You’re without that Inhaler

When a child has an asthma attack and a rescue inhaler isn’t accessible, it can be a scary experience for both parent and child. Because of the significant dangers posed by not treating asthma, every effort should be made to ensure that a child is never in a situation where they don’t have access to albuterol. …

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Traveling with an Asthmatic Child: What to do in Case of an Attack

Because so many different things can trigger an asthma attack, it can be somewhat daunting to travel with an asthmatic child. However, by taking a number of preventative measures, your child can fully enjoy a family vacation or road trip. Pre-Trip Checklist Before traveling, you need to make sure that you have everything necessary to manage your …

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The Anti-Asthma Diet: 10 Food Tips to Control Your Child’s Asthma

Diet can be a powerful tool in treating an abundance of conditions. Childhood asthma is no exception. Many parents may be oblivious to the fact that the foods your child eats, from crackers to juice to yogurt, may be exacerbating his or her asthma symptoms. A few simple tips, in addition to an overall healthy …

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Asthma Doctor’s Advice: Your Asthmatic Child Can Still Play Sports

While many doctors used to forbid children with asthma from playing sports, recent studies have shown that kids with asthma should be playing sports instead of avoiding them.However, asthma tends to improve over time if the individual is playing a sport regularly, especially in children. According to information released by the American Academy of Allergy, …

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How Tough is Climate Change for Kids with Asthma?

No matter what side of the debate you’re on, the earth’s climate and weather patterns are changing. And one thing is certain: these changes are affecting children with asthma. Studies show that air quality is worsening, temperatures are increasing, and plants are changing their behavior. Children are already more prone to sickness and disease, and …

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