Hi Sam! I read your text about you wanting to talk about asthma. So shoot your questions!! I will try my best to help.
Hi Karin. Yes indeed. I am 8 years old and recently been diagnosed with asthma. So, I wanted to know more about it. Lot of my friends have it and they seem pretty normal to me.
Yes. You are right. It is a chronic condition affecting your airways but it is highly manageable. I have heard that you are very active in lots of sport activities and you should continue to pursue it. It is in fact good for you!!
Yes. There is absolutely no excuse from that. In fact, that's what will make your condition stable. You will find it hard in the beginning. But hey, that's just a starting trouble. Look up
Wow. That's great to hear, because I was actually very worried about that. Also, is it very important to take the medications. I find it very hard to use that inhaler.
youtube videos and look through illustrations that clearly indicate how it should be done. Also, everyday use the spirometer provided to you to measure your lung function, You can share this data with your doctors on an everyday basis . This will help you a lot in being aware about your progress.
Ok. I will keep that in mind. Could you tell me some other points such as what kind of symptoms that I have to look out for.
Some of the common symptoms are wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, tightness in the chest . Your sleep patterns would also be affected because of this. In these kind of instances, immediately alert your parents and ask them to inform the doctors.
ok. I will keep this in mind. And is there anything that I should avoid?
Hmm. Yeah. Avoid dusty places. Make sure that your bedsheets, pillow covers and carpets are clean and free of dust. Don't be in too much contact with furry dogs because your chance of getting allergies are more.
Ok. So I am guessing then I should be in a smoke-free area then?
Sure. You are welcome. And don't worry too much. Just follow the instructions given by your doctor. You will be completely healthy and fine!! Bye!!
Yes. Definitely. And wherever you are going, don't forget to take your quick relief medications.