child would still lead a normal and healthy life and would go on to be healthy adults!! But, hey the first step to tackling this is being aware of what asthma is and then follows the treatment for it. Asthma is a chronic condition but definitely controllable. So, that's some good news! It is a respiratory condition where the inflammation of the airways take place. It is characterized by
Hi! Welcome to Watch and Learn Asthma session! I know, most of you here are extremely worried when you hear this term. But don't be. First step is that you don't panic. If you are a parent watching this, assure your child the same!! Your
and be aware of them. The most common ones are, shortness of breath, tightness in the chest, continuous coughing and wheezing. This could happen frequently during the night while the child is asleep. So always check on the sleep patterns of the child.
bronchial hyperesponsivity to stimuli present in the environment. If you want to control your asthma, always remember one thing, you need to control it's symptoms. So, the first step is to know
instead you could get a fish for your child. It is also very important to know what triggers the asthma in your child. Because this is unique to every child. If you find these trigger, then asthma can be kept well in control. Another point is the cold weather. During this time, ensure that your child is always wearing warm clothes.
Also, the environment in which the child is present is an integral factor in the case of asthma. Hence, it is very important that the child's room, play area and in general the house itself is kept clean where dust collection is null or barely present. Keep this in mind for the child's blankets and bedsheets. Also, dust mites, collect frequently on furry pets such as dogs
prescribed in case of an emergency. It is highly recommended that the quick relief inhaler is kept in the child's bag and the child should be aware of it. Even while traveling, don't forget to take that. It is crucial that you and the child know how to use the inhaler because the inhalition technique has a direct effect on the stability of the condition. At the end of this module, there is a short video
The most important part about asthma management is the medication and inhaling part. There can absolutely be no compromise on this. With adherence, follow the instruction given by the doctor. Everyday in the morning, use the inhaler to take the control puffs and other medicines prescribed. Remember that even a immediate relief medication would be
use of them to record your child's lung function. This would give an indication of how asthma is progressing. You can share this data with your doctor and there have been lot of cases wherein an asthmatic attack was prevented by monitoring this data. I think you guys should make use of these kinds of medical technologies. Ensure that your child
explaining how to get this inhaling technique right. So don't forget to watch it and also ask your doctor if you have further queries about this and there are lot of youtube videos available on this topic. I am just emphasizing on this because of it's impact. Also, with advancements in technology,portable and compact spirometers are available to us. Make
asthma tend to get lonely and might have low self-esteem. So always have an healthy discussion about asthma with them, explain to them that they can lead very normal lives and there is nothing to fear about!! Thanks for making it to this session. If you have more queries, please send it in through the app. Will be glad to address them. Bye!!
gets good exercise and indulges in outdoor games and sports that requires a lot of moving about. There is evidence that proves physical activity is good for asthma, this is especially true for obese children with asthma. So, make them move as much as possible. Most of the times, parents forget to take the emotional state of child. Small children with