Children 4 Years Of Age Often Cough, Is Asthma?
my child is 4 years old .. likes to cough when he runs away. then ps cold weather. Sometimes when you choke you also like coughing, coughing, it doesn’t stop, sometimes you like vomiting. Already check the word has asthma but there is no wheezing sound. If asthma likes wheezing sound right. This isn’t there … it’s just always coughing and coughing. then it’s hard to get rid of phlegm .. what kind of disease do you think?
Hello Imas, Thank you for the question.
Coughing is one of the defense mechanisms of the respiratory tract against irritants, foreign bodies, or infections that attack the respiratory tract. Cough that occurs occasionally is a normal condition but if the cough occurs continuously especially if accompanied by phlegm and fever, then this condition can indicate a certain health problem.
Asthma is a chronic condition of the respiratory tract caused by inflammation and narrowing of the respiratory tract, which causes sufferers to experience symptoms of coughing, shortness of breath, and wheezing. The cause of asthma is not known with certainty however, sufferers will be more sensitive to exposure to certain things such as animal dander, dust, pollen, infections, cold air, and physical activity. The things mentioned above can trigger the muscles in the respiratory tract to contract and cause narrowing of the respiratory tract which then triggers symptoms. Furthermore, usually the triggers mentioned above also stimulate the respiratory tract to produce excessive mucus, causing further narrowing of the respiratory tract. Although wheezing is one of the symptoms of asthma, however, not all sufferers will be heard to experience wheezing. Wheezing will be heard if the constriction of the respiratory tract is heavy enough. In the narrowing of the respiratory tract that is lighter, wheezing is usually heard when the doctor examines the sufferer's lungs. Cough symptoms experienced by your child may still be caused by asthma, but to be sure, of course, it requires examination by a doctor directly. Besides asthma, several other causes of cough in children such as sinusitis, bronchitis, and others.
To diagnose asthma in children is indeed not easy. If you are still in doubt, please consult further with your pediatrician. The doctor needs to ask about your child's symptoms further, do a check on your child, and do other tests such as peak expiratory flow tests, allergy tests, x-rays, and others. Treatment will be given by a doctor depending on the cause. If it is proven to have asthma, the doctor will provide drugs that function to relieve symptoms and control these symptoms. On the other hand, your child must also avoid things that can trigger asthma symptoms. Please discuss more with the doctor, yes.
Hopefully this information helps you.