What is asthma and what are the causes of asthma in children

There are many treatments and causes of asthma, especially when it comes to children. More and more frequently, children are being admitted into hospitals due to asthma and asthma related problems.

If your child is exhibiting any of the common symptoms of bronchitis associated with asthma (including wheezing and coughing), you must take him to the doctor at the earliest. It is true that the asthma attacks are not always fatal but if due medical attention is not given, it can be dangerous for the patient.

You must know that there are different types of asthma and every type will require a different treatment. When you are aware of the form of asthma, you will be able to better understand exactly how to treat this disease. Then, you will be able to understand the treatments and causes for asthma and how it affects your child’s life.

What Is Asthma?

On being irritated or inflamed, the airways in the bronchial tree become narrower and begin to produce extra mucus. If you think of your airway as a straw, any blockages in the straw impedes the proper amount of air entering your lungs, making a simple act like breathing, extremely challenging.

What are the causes of Asthma?

At this time, the specific cause of asthma is still unknown. There are a great deal of external factors that can bring on an asthma attack. Typically, one of the most frequent triggers of asthma is some sort of bronchial infection, including colds and the flu. Other prompts for asthma include typical allergens like smoke, medicines, dust, etc. One major type of asthma is workplace asthma that may happen because of the chemical or the toxins in the workplace. Typically, this type of asthma does not affect children, although sometimes chemicals found in the home can pose a potential irritant. Finally, exercise is one of the most common prompts for an asthma attack. Even if your child has this type of asthma, know that it can be treated and he or she can return to normal activities.

How To Treat Asthma?

By far, the most popular treatment for asthma is the inhaler. Inhalers are unique devices that allow you to breathe in a medicated mist to help stop or even prevent an asthma attack. Typically, a child that is given an inhaler will actually have two. One of these medical devices works to prevent asthma attacks and is used on a regular basis. The other type of these medical devices works to stop asthma attacks and contains much stronger medication, so it is only used when absolutely necessary. If your child is given an inhaler, it is extremely important that he or she has it in his or her possession at all times.

Read more >> Symptoms of asthma in children and adults

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