Asthma Treatment for Children
We know how important it is for you to keep your child healthy and safe throughout their life, no matter how old they get. Early on, finding asthma treatment for children can feel daunting or even impossible until you know who to talk to.
Thankfully, NCHS is here for you! We help you to define the symptoms of asthma in children and help you develop an asthma management plan to help treat and live with asthma.
Symptoms of Asthma in Children
Knowing the symptoms of asthma in children is very important, even if your child does not end up having asthma. Child asthma can negatively impact a child’s sleep, play, education, as well as other activities. Unfortunately, today it’s not possible to cure asthma although it is possible to control it. We can help children find ways to cope with asthma and dramatically reduce the symptoms by following a proper action plan for asthma. This will help you to keep track of any symptoms and vary the asthma medications or change the environment for children as necessary.
General Asthma Symptoms
Below are among the most common types of symptoms of asthma that you can look for.
- Difficulty breathing.
- Coughing (especially during the night).
- Tightness or discomfort in the chest area.
- Losing interest in (or directly avoiding) various physical activities (including sports).
The severity of the asthma symptoms will vary from child to child. Some will have very few symptoms on a day-to-day basis, while others can have more severe attacks on occasion.
Severe Asthma Symptoms
In some cases, asthma symptoms can be severe enough to be considered “severe,” and are called an “asthma attack.” When symptoms are this severe, it can be life-threatening and require a trip to the emergency room.
- Persistently coughing (or wheezing).
- Extreme difficulty with breathing.
- Leaning forward (while sitting) to breathe.
- Inability to speak without gasping for air.
- Readings in the “red zone” on a peak flow meter.
- No significant improvement after using a quick-relief inhaler.
If at any time you feel your child’s health and life may be in danger, call 911 immediately.
Whether symptoms are fairly moderate and manageable or severe, always keep track of symptoms so that you can discuss them with your doctor to evaluate how well the asthma treatment for children is performing.
Pediatric Physician Locations for Asthma Treatment
Getting pediatric asthma treatment is easy at NCHS. Below you will find a list of all of our pediatric locations that can assist with all degrees of asthma treatment for children.
- Perris: Adult Medicine and Pediatric Care
- San Marcos: Adult Medicine, Behavioral Health, Dental, Lab and X-Ray, Pediatric Care, Pharmacy and Women’s Health
- Ramona: Adult Medicine, Pediatric Care, Dental Care and Women’s Health
- Mission Mesa: Specialization for Pediatric Care
- Oceanside: Adult Medicine, Pediatric Care and Pharmacy
- La Mision: Adult Medicine and Pediatric Care
- Grand Ave (San Marcos): Adult Medicine and Pediatric Care
- Encinitas: Adult Medicine, Pediatric Care and Women’s Health
- Carlsbad: Adult Medicine and Pediatric Care
Contact us today at NCHS to learn more about asthma, how to spot the symptoms, and what you can do to treat any severity of asthma. We’ll set you up with a pediatric doctor that can discuss asthma and how it will affect your family and lifestyle.