As a parent, we often feel awful when your child has a fever. It is the feeling of helplessness that leads you to despair when nothing is working. Sometimes the only symptom children are experiencing is coughing, even without a cold. This can often be the cause of asthma.
Here are four tips on how to manage asthma in infants.
Keep A Record
The best way to create an effective plan for your child’s treatment is to be prepared for their progress. Maintain a record of how many times y our child is wheezing and what might trigger the onset of asthma. Ask about preventative medications to take and when to be taken. It is important to also know the number of the hospital and office of your doctor.
Get Rid of Environmental Triggers in the Home
Exposure to smoking tobacco before and after birth will increase the risk of asthma in children. Parents who expose their children to second-hand smoke should take a better look at things that might trigger symptoms of asthma in their home.
Be Ready For The Worse
If is important to be ready for the worst possible events. You will need to know if there are recurrent symptoms, frequent use of oral steroids and the number of ER visits. Your child must have a preventive plan for treatment.
Learn Patients With Long-Term Treatments
Using preventive medicines will not always relieve symptoms immediately the way inhalers do. However, they will help over the long run when used consistently. It is important for parents to understand what to expect from their medications to prevent any confusion or miscommunication.
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