Childhood Asthma Treatment

If your child often has trouble breathing, especially when exercising, he or she may have asthma. However, with East Lake Pediatrics on your side, there’s no need to worry.

Breathe easy knowing East Lake Pediatrics is on your side.

We provide state-of-the-art asthma treatment for children and teens in Palm Harbor and Trinity, FL. Treatments can vary, so our goal is to collaborate with children and their parents in order to find the best treatment possible for the child’s asthma.

To treat your child’s asthma, you’ll want to schedule regular appointments with our physicians. This allows us to evaluate your child’s progress and adjust his or her treatment accordingly. Additionally, we will educate both you and your child on what asthma is, reliable treatments, and how to identify an asthma attack, should one occur.

What is Asthma?

Asthma is a condition of the airways, which is common in children and can vary in terms of its severity. Sometimes, asthma in children is mild with a slow onset, while other times it can be more sudden and severe, occasionally requiring emergency assistance. Some catalysts in the onset of asthma in children include:

  • Upper Respiratory Infections (Colds & Viruses)
  • Changes in Weather
  • Exercise
  • Exposure to Allergies

What Signs Should I Look Out For?

Common symptoms of asthma in children include excessive coughing and shortness of breath due to one or more of the changes listed above. These symptoms can be relieved by a “rescue medicine”. If these symptoms occur on a regular basis, our physicians will prescribe a regiment of medicine in order to reduce the frequency of their occurrence.

Ideal Asthma Management

Managing asthma is a well-established science built on decades of studies and tests endorsed by the National Health Institute and the American Academy of Pediatrics. With a variety of medications in the arsenal, a physician at East Lake Pediatrics will evaluate your child and establish which regiment will work best for their individual needs. We aim to find the proper balance, which minimizes the medications used while controlling symptoms and avoiding long-term damage or unwanted side effects. The result is a happy child that can have fun playing sports, running around with friends, and enjoying life no matter what the season.

It’s important that your child visit our office every three to six months so that our physicians can keep an eye on his/her progress. We will make adjustments to your child’s medicine regiment, as needed, throughout treatment. Any adjustments to your child’s treatment should be made when symptoms are mild, rather than waiting until things get more aggressive—this is why regular appointments are so important.

If you believe your child has asthma, have no fear. Simply give us a call at (727) 372–6760 and our physicians will help you find the best regiment for your child.

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