Asthma Symptoms In Children 2.5 Years?

Evening .., I want to ask my child who is 2.5 years old when I checked with the doctor with complaints of cold cough, it turned out that after being examined by the doctor he diagnosed asthma symptoms. Remembering that I had a cold cough a week later he was cured then had another pregnancy and so on in a period 1 month. And it turns out that there is a history of asthma from his grandfather. How can I reduce / anticipate it? Then can children under 5 years old not be given asthma medication ?? because when checking was only given sputum thinning medication.

1 Answer:

Hello Ms. Pratiwi.

Thank you for the question.

Asthma is a form of respiratory tract disorder due to chronic inflammation. The child is suspected of having asthma if the child has a cough and / or wheezing that occurs seasonally, or at certain times, after physical activity, as well as a family history of allergies. The exact cause of asthma is not known. Several risk factors can cause asthma or make your child's asthma get worse:

premature birth weight below normal exposure to cigarette smoke either since in the womb a respiratory tract infection that occurs repeatedly fatigue history of allergies to skin or food air pollution obesity male gender sinusitis You should consult your Pediatrician again for this matter .

The ways to prevent asthma from recurring are by:

maintain the cleanliness of the house and the home environment from dust, animal hair, or animal feces. Wash hands regularly with soap for the whole family providing children with inhalers or asthma medications in an easy-to-reach place eat healthy and nutritionally balanced food prevent children from exposure to cigarette smoke or secondhand smoke exposure For mothers, it is advisable to pay attention to the possible causes of asthma in children and record the frequency of asthma attacks in the mother's child. This is intended to make the prevention and administration of drugs based on the frequency of asthma easier.

Hopefully my explanation can answer the question.


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