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Every parent knows the period of six to 11 years is an important phase – there is a lot going on! Dealing with a chronic disease like allergic asthma on top of it all can pose additional challenges for children and their caregivers.
Asthma is one of the most common long-term diseases in children. It affects about 6.3 million people younger than 18 years old or one in 12 children in the US. At least 80% of asthma in children is allergic.
While allergic and non-allergic asthma have the same symptoms, which can lead to an asthma attack, such as coughing, difficulty breathing, wheezing or tightening of the chest, they have different triggers that are important to understand in managing the condition.
While there are indeed many triggers for allergic asthma, parents can now learn how to identify those triggers to better tackle asthma attacks in their children who suffer from uncontrolled allergic asthma.
Allergist, Dr. Jacqueline Eghrari-Sabet recently joined me to offer parents tips on how to identify and reduce exposure to triggers for children with allergic asthma. She also discussed management of allergic asthma, including a treatment option that is now also available for children six to 11 years of age with uncontrolled moderate to severe persistent allergic asthma. Take a look below.
Reduce Asthma Attacks