Asthma affects the airways in your child's lungs, causing them to narrow, making it hard to breathe. It can lead to symptoms like wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath, especially during physical activity or at night. The good news is that the pediatricians at Child & Adolescent Clinic in Longview and Vancouver, WA, can help. Our doctors are experts in treating children with asthma and can develop customized treatment plans to help control their symptoms.
They may prescribe medications like inhalers or oral steroids, teach your child breathing techniques, and offer advice on avoiding triggers. By working with our pediatrician, you can help your child manage their asthma and breathe easier.
FAQs: Asthma In Children
Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) parents have asked our doctors about asthma. If yours is still outstanding, please call our office.
What Causes Asthma In Children?
Children with a family history of asthma or allergies are more likely to develop the condition. Environmental triggers like pollen, dust, pet dander, and air pollution can worsen symptoms.
Can My Child Outgrow Asthma?
While some children may experience a reduction in asthma symptoms as they get older, asthma is a chronic condition that isn't curable.
What Do I Do If My Child Has an Asthma Attack?
Remain calm and help them use their prescribed quick-relief medication, typically a rescue inhaler. If their symptoms don't improve or worsen, seek medical attention immediately.
Schedule Your Child's Appointment
Don't wait to consult our pediatricians at Child & Adolescent Clinic for asthma symptoms because asthma is a risky respiratory condition that can worsen quickly and lead to complications, especially in children. Delaying medical treatment can make asthma more challenging to manage and increase the risk of hospitalization. Our pediatricians can accurately diagnose asthma, provide appropriate treatment, and develop an individualized asthma management plan for your child.
Please explore our website to learn more about the conditions we treat and the services provided. For more information about the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of asthma in Longview and Vancouver, WA, or to schedule an appointment with our doctors at Child & Adolescent Clinic, we have two convenient locations for our patients. Call (360) 577-1771 for our Longview office, and (360) 254-7750 for our Vancouver location.