Asthma


Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in children. Information regarding family history, wheezing triggers, medication compliance and relief as well as pulmonary function tests will be discussed and evaluated by your Kidz1st health care provider during your visits. With proper management, children with asthma have less wheezing episodes, emergency visits and hospitalizations.

When your child’s asthma is well controlled, we will see them every 6 months for evaluation. At these visits, your child will complete an Asthma Control Test and spirometry. Asthma Control Tests helps your Kidz1st health care provider determine if your asthma symptoms are well controlled. Spirometry is a test that checks lung function with deep breathing in and out.  When asthma is not well controlled, more frequent visits may be necessary.

Inhalers are devices that deliver asthma medication to the lungs.  Some asthma medications are used daily for more severe types of asthma while some are used on an as needed basis. The correct way to use an inhaler or inhaler with a spacer is crucial to getting the medication to the lungs. At Kidz1st, we will teach you and your child the proper way to use an inhaler or inhaler with a spacer. This is also available to view via a YouTube Video "Know How to Use Your Asthma Inhaler" sponsored by the Center for Disease Control.
 
The websites below offer evidence based information regarding Asthma. Please refer to them for more information.

What is Asthma? - The US Dept. of Health and Human Services  
 
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