Children Aged 2 Years Cough When Exposed To AC.?
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Diagnosing asthma in children and toddlers is quite difficult. Besides because children cannot speak, they also cannot describe how they feel. Sometimes the child is also very active so that there is no difficulty in breathing.
Asthma needs to be suspected in children if they experience the following complaints:
1. Rapid breathing
2. There is a heavy effort to breathe (visible nasal lobe breath, there is muscle pull in the chest wall, or rapid abdominal movements)
3. Wheezing sound
4. Difficulty breastfeeding and eating
5. Looks pale or even blue on the lips and fingertips
6. Looks limp
In addition it is also important for doctors to assess several things to be able to diagnose asthma in children, including:
1. Family history of asthma
2. Child's behavior during illness
3. Respiratory pattern (morning vs. night, inside vs. outside the room, response to treatment)
4. Factors that might trigger complaints
In addition to a direct physical examination of the lung, it can also be suggested several other supporting examinations, such as blood tests, allergy tests, or lung X-rays. Through examinations above the doctor will determine the final diagnosis, whether asthma or other conditions that have similar complaints.
Therefore, it is advisable to conduct further consultations with pediatricians to examine existing complaints. Treatment and prevention in the future must certainly be adjusted to the final diagnosis in this case.
That's all, hope you can help