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Childhood asthma

Childhood asthma: Introduction

Childhood asthma: Childhood asthma is a type of asthma that occurs during childhood. Asthma involves constriction and inflammation of the airways. The severity of symptoms is variable. The asthma may be triggered by allergens, pollution, viral infections and many other factors. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Childhood asthma is available below.

Symptoms of Childhood asthma

Treatments for Childhood asthma

  • Avoid allergens or other substances which trigger the symptoms. Medications such as bronchodilators, corticosteroids, antihistamines and anti-inflammatories
  • Aims of treatment in children are similar to that in adults and include:
    • Minimal or no symptoms
    • Minimal or no exacerbations
    • Minimal or no impact on daily activities
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Childhood asthma: Complications

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Causes of Childhood asthma

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Less Common Symptoms of Childhood asthma

Childhood asthma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Childhood asthma

Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases, because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms. Although the most...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over...read more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" around the arm to measure blood pressure can...read more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine...read more »

Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases are difficult to diagnose. Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or lung cancer often fail to be diagnosed early. Some of the...read more »

Childhood asthma: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Childhood asthma

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Childhood asthma: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Childhood asthma

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Childhood asthma: Animations

Prognosis for Childhood asthma

Prognosis for Childhood asthma: A good prognosis for asthma relies on adhering to treatment therapies which may involve medications, preventative medications and avoidance of triggering factors. Although asthma can be a serious life-threatening condition, death is relatively uncommon.

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