Health & Medical Allergies & Asthma

Is Your Child Suffering From Allergic Asthma?

One of the most common causes of asthma in children is allergy.
Well, children with family history of asthma are prone to inheriting this tendency.
One may observe that the onset nay seem like a acute rhinitis, or common cold, and in no time you child shows signs of heavy breathing and short breath.
This is because the air passage has become narrow.
Asthma is a condition that presents with symptoms like dyspnea, shortness of breath, feeling of constriction and tightness in chest, whistling sound on breathing and cough with mucous expectoration.
An attack of asthma is triggered due to an allergic reaction where the body's immune system over-reacts to an external allergen.
Patients with allergic rhinitis leading to asthma present with running nose, sneezing too.
Asthma can easily cause fatigue, and tiredness, since the oxygen reaching the lungs is lesser than in a normal person, so naturally the tissues and muscles do not receive enough.
To diagnose the cause of allergy, patients are recommended to undertake an allergy test which can kept determine the probable allergen, which you can avoid.
There are many non-sedative anti histamines prescribed by physicians.
As soon as you realize the initial symptoms like sneezing, running nose, or sore throat, and slight cough, it's always better to take timely action, like a decongestant, or antihistamine and relieve the presenting symptom.
Those prescribed inhaler can ease the choking, and breathlessness.
Every prescription that you take should be as directed by your physician.
One of the best ways to help your child escape the attack of asthma is keep your little one away from the possible allergens.
Do not keep pets at home especially if your child shows signs of allergic reaction or if he even sneezes.
Maintain your home cockroach and insect free.
Keep your bathrooms and basements dry and damp free.
Clothes washed should be dried well to void dampness and fungi and molds.
Clean window panes and every hidden corner at intervals to avoid settling of dust and molds.
A few asthma patients have also noticed an attack after sleeping in an air-conditioned room.

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