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Pediatric Asthma Explained

asthma medication Pediatric asthma is also referred to as childhood asthma or asthma in children. Most children with asthma also fall under the larger group name of allergic asthma, which is also called extrinsic asthma for you medical types. That just means that your child's asthma symptoms are usually caused by allergic reactions.

Childhood Asthma Cases Are Increasing

According to recent asthma statistics, there are over 9 million cases of pediatric asthma in the United States alone. Asthma is the number one chronic condition in children. It is also the biggest reason that children under 15 are hospitalized. And despite the billions of dollars being spent on asthma prescription medications each year, the number of children with pediatric asthma is going up.

Prescription Medications Won't Cure Your Asthma

And none of those taking prescription asthma medications are being cured unless they are also using one of the natural asthma remedies. The medical community admits that there is no cure for asthma using prescription asthma medications. So, unfortunately, the goal of your child's prescription asthma medications is not to cure your child of their pediatric asthma condition. The medications they take are used to cover up those nasty asthma signs and symptoms, not to cure the reason that your child is having those symptoms.

So unless you pursue one of the natural cures for asthma, your child will be taking asthma medications for their pediatric asthma for the rest of their life. Of course, it will soon be called adult asthma and someday they will eventually be in the group called senior adult asthma.

What Is Asthma

Asthma is a very serious condition for your child to have. You can get all the details from the 'What is Asthma' page, but having asthma means that your child's airways or breathing tubes are very sensitive to certain things and can become irritated very easily. When their airways become irritated, 3 distinct things begin to happen:
  • There is swelling on the inside of the airways.
  • The muscles on the outside of the airways try to squeeze them shut.
  • The inside of the airways begin to fill with gunk (mucus or phlegm).
What that means is that your child starts out breathing through a garden hose, which then shrinks to the size of a straw, and then it starts to get plugged up with all kinds of gunk. Now that wouldn't be such a big deal if your child didn't have to try and breathe through that plugged up little straw. When these three things begin to happen, your child is now having what we refer to as an asthma attack.

Asthma Attack

These asthma attacks can be mild, very severe, or anywhere in between. It depends on how small and plugged up their airways become. A very severe attack means that your child can't breathe and needs immediate medical attention. But even a mild attack is very dangerous because it could turn into a severe attack at any moment. A severe asthma attack is a potential life threatening condition.

When your child is having an asthma attack they will have any or all of the following asthma symptoms:

  • Coughing
  • Wheezing - kind of a whistling sound usually when they breath out.
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Chest Pains or Tightness in Their Chest
  • Blue Lips and/or Fingernails - They are not getting enough oxygen into their body
  • Anxiety or Even Panic - From not being able to breathe normally

Prescription Asthma Medications

There are 2 major types of prescription asthma medications used to treat pediatric asthma. You can get all the details on the asthma medications page, but there are long term and short term medications.

The long term medications are usually something you take every day that attempt to control your asthma symptoms.

The short term medications are for when the long term medications don't work. These are usually the emergency asthma inhalers that your child has to have access to at a moments notice.

Based on the billions of dollars spent on these inhalers, it is safe to say that those long term medications aren't completely effective.

Go to the asthma drug side effects page to learn more about the potentially harmful side effects of your child's prescription asthma medications.

What Are Asthma Triggers

Those things that aggravate your child's airways are called their asthma triggers. The bad news is that the list of things that get your child's airways mad and irritated are probably different than the list of things for my child. If you want to help control your child's pediatric asthma, it is very important for you to determine as many of those things or triggers as you can.

The more you can identify, the more things your child can stay away from. And that means that their airways will get mad and irritated less often, which is definitely a good thing.

Possible Asthma Triggers

Here are some of the things from the asthma triggers page that might be on the list of things that really irritate you child's airways:
  • Certain Foods - Can be almost anything including food additives.
  • Air Pollution - You might need an indoor air purifier.
  • Aerosol Sprays - Could be anything such as hair spray, air fresheners, cleaning sprays, etc.
  • Pets - All pets give off what is called pet dander.
  • Cockroach Droppings - If you live in an area with cockroaches, they can be a real problem.
  • Pollen - Pollen allergies often lead to asthma attacks.
  • Dust Mites - Dust mites are in bedding, carpets, etc.
Other things that might irritate the airways of those with pediatric asthma are:
  • Exercise
  • Other illnesses like a cold or the flu
  • Certain weather conditions or a change in the weather
  • Emotional situations

Determining Your Child's Asthma Triggers

Asthma signs and symptoms that show up as a result of being exposed to triggers don't follow any specific pattern and will be different for every child. They might even be different each time your child has them. As a result, determining the things that your child's airways have a real attitude about will probably not be easy.

You will need to keep accurate records of what your child was doing, eating, where they were, and anything else you can think of before they had an asthma attack. It will take time, but you should be able to start building a list of possible culprits. Keep in mind that it might take hours or sometimes days before your child has a bad reaction to one of their asthma triggers.

Pediatric Asthma Treatment Options

Pediatric asthma (childhood asthma) is a serious ailment that requires you to be constantly aware of it. A lifetime of taking prescription medications with potentially harmful side effects is one of your treatment options. Investigating one of the natural asthma remedies that can actually cure your asthma is possibly a better option. Many of these remedies can be found on this website. One of them is listed below.

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Go from this 'Pediatric Asthma' page to the 'Asthma Types' page.

Other Useful Links:

'Asthma Help - This asthma help page will provide you with all of the asthma information you ever wanted to know in one location. The best part is that it is in easy to understand language that you will be able to understand.'

'What is Asthma - Not only will you find the answer to the question of what is asthma, but you will find out what causes asthma and what your asthma symptoms are.'

'What Causes Asthma - Find out what really causes your asthma symptoms. Is there anything you can do about it? Learn exactly what is happening when you have an asthma attack.'

'Asthma Signs and Symptoms - Asthma signs and symptoms are those things like wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, and others that we get when we have asthma and our airways get irritated. Learn what happens when our airways get irritated by what are called asthma triggers.'

'Asthma Triggers - Asthma triggers are the reason that you have an asthma attack. Find out what kinds of things can be on your asthma triggers list and what treatment options you have.'

'Asthma Attack - An asthma attack is what happens when someone with asthma comes in contact with or does something on their asthma triggers list. Find out all the details here.'

'Asthma Attack Cause - You definitely have an asthma attack cause so we will help you to determine what it is. You might even have more than one cause. Once you determine your cause or causes you can do your best to avoid them and reduce your number of asthma attacks.'

'Asthma Attack Symptoms - No matter what type of asthma you have, your asthma attack symptoms will similar to those from every other type of asthma with one exception. learn what these symptoms are and what causes them.'

'Acute Asthma Attack - An acute asthma attack is a life threatening situation. Find out what is happening to your body when you have this kind of attack and what you should do.'

'Asthma Types - Learn all about the different asthma types such as exercise induced asthma, cough variant asthma, allergy induced asthma, adult onset asthma, childhood asthma, cardiac asthma and more.'

'Asthma Medication - Learn how your prescription asthma medication tries to reduce your asthma symptoms, but not to cure you of asthma. Learn about the different short term and long term medications, how they work, and their possible dangerous side effects.'

'Chronic Asthma Treatment - A chronic asthma treatment plan should include reducing your asthma signs and symptoms, identifying and avoiding your asthma triggers, healing and improving your respiratory system, minimizing the side effects of your prescription medications, and curing your asthma.'

'Asthma Herbs - Asthma herbs offer an excellent asthma treatment solution. The right herbs can reduce and eliminate your asthma symptoms. They can also heal and strengthen the lungs, airways and the immune system.'

'Asthma Prevention - Use these asthma prevention tips to eliminate your exposure to asthma triggers and to reduce the number of asthma attacks that you have.'

'Asthma Statistics - Disturbing asthma statistics like 20 million people in the US have asthma, 40,000 people miss work or school every day because of their asthma symptoms, 30,000 people have asthma attacks every day ...'

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'Best Treatments For Asthma - The best treatments for asthma are those that can eliminate your asthma symptoms without any dangerous side effects. These treatments should not have to last for an extended period of time.'

'Natural Cures For Asthma - Natural cures for asthma will do what your asthma medications won't - cure your asthma! Would you like to be free of your asthma symptoms once and for all? Then check out these natural cures that are working for more and more people every day.'

Natural Respiratory Health Products - A listing of the best natural products available.

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'New Asthma Treatments - Are there any new asthma treatments that work better than the standard treatments? If you are looking for new asthma treatments that will eliminate your asthma then you should consider natural cures for asthma.'

'Asthma Causes and Treatments - Learn all about the different asthma causes and treatments. There are many different things that can cause your asthma attacks. Learn which asthma treatments work and which ones don't. It is very possible to be asthma free in a very short time. Learn how here.'

'Non Allergic Asthma - Non Allergic Asthma is one of the two major classifications of asthma. Learn what it is and how it differs from allergic asthma.'

'Allergy Induced Asthma - Learn what allergy induced asthma really is and what you can expect if you have it. Find out what causes it.'

'How To Treat Asthma - Learn how to treat asthma so that you never have another asthma symptom. Why treat your asthma with prescription medications for the rest of your life. Why not treat it with something that will actually cure it?'

Herbal Products

Claritose - Natural allergy relief for all your symptoms.

Respitrol - Relieves wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, chest tightness and much more.

Biovent Drops - Supports healthy lungs and helps keep air passages open.

Triple Complex BronchoSoothe - Relieves tightening of the chest to open airways.

Asthma Aid - Soothes and strengthens the lungs and helps rebuild your immune system.

Respirator - Helps tone the lungs, expels mucus, clears your airways, and relaxes your breathing.

Breath Ease Spray - Provides sinus congestion relief.

B-Eaze Oil - Helps clear nasal passages and loosens mucus.

Immune Booster - Boosts your immune system to help fight disease, colds, and flu.

Allergy Aid - Contains 12 different herbs to help reduce allergies.

Bronchitis - Contains 11 herbs to help open bronchial passages and prevent infections.

Types of Asthma

Bronchial Asthma

Pediatric Asthma

Exercise Induced Asthma

Cough Variant Asthma

Allergy Induced Asthma

Asthma in Children

Acute Asthma

Adult Onset Asthma

We highly recommend that you always keep your doctor informed about what treatments you are pursuing.
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