Children want to have fun, whether it’s running, playing or looking for their next adventure. They don’t want restrictions and limitations that could keep them from their friends, sports or just doing the normal things kids do—and that includes asthma. Asthma is a chronic lung disease caused by inflammation and constriction of the airways. It is characterized by recurrent episodes of wheezing in response to specific triggers.
If you have a child with asthma, you shouldn’t have to worry about the next asthma attack. Our pediatricians can create a personalized asthma management plan so your child can lead a normal, active life and you a more peaceful one.
When you visit a pediatric practice at Cohen Children’s, your pediatrician will assess the severity of your child’s asthma and establish a management plan for the long-term health of your child. This includes:
- Collecting a medical history and identifying symptoms, risk factors and asthma triggers
- Conducting a thorough physical exam
- Using objective measures such as spirometry, allergy testing and peak flow monitoring
- Reviewing proper medication techniques and adherence
- Developing and discussing your child’s individual asthma action plan
As always, our pediatricians will always answer any questions you may have. If there are other conditions complicating your child’s asthma, or when asthma symptoms are not optimally controlled, our providers can refer you to the nationally recognized pediatric allergists and pulmonologists at Cohen Children’s Medical Center.
The goal of asthma care is to identify triggers, minimize impairment, prevent chronic symptoms, maintain normal or near-normal lung function and activity levels, reduce risks, and minimize both the need for emergency care and the adverse effects of therapy.