If your child is asthmatic, then you would definitely be concerned about your child’s health. Having a child with asthma can be frightening especially if your child is still very young, but you shouldn’t entertain fear, there are ways you can manage the condition.
Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the airways in the lungs. The condition mostly starts in childhood and continues into adulthood.
Asthma is a long-term condition, meaning that it has to be managed for a long time. Sometimes however, a person can outgrow the condition. This is especially so if the condition began in childhood.
Some asthmatic persons who develop the condition at a young age outgrow the condition by the time they get older and the symptoms never come back. For your asthmatic child, this might just be the case so you should be hopeful.
Meanwhile, here are some of the ways you can do to manage the condition:
- Know what triggers flare-ups in your child; this might be dust, perfumes, air-fresheners, cold air or smoke, and make your child’s environment free from it
- Learn the signs of an asthma attack and learn what to do if your child is experiencing one
- Ensure your child takes his/her medications regularly even when you think he/she looks healthy
- Learn how to use an inhaler and teach your child how to use one
- See the doctor regularly