Understanding the Treatment Options for Asthma

Knowing that your child has a chronic condition like asthma can be frightening. You want to do everything you can to protect your child’s health and wellness. When asthma symptoms like coughing, wheezing, and insufficient asthma strike, do you know what steps to take?

At Dr. Soos Pediatrics, Gyula Soos, MD, FAAP, provides expert, experienced care for pediatric patients with allergies and asthma. Dr. Soos can educate you on the different treatment options for your child’s asthma, and help you continue to adjust your child’s treatment over time.

Dr. Soos works with you to understand every part of your child’s customized asthma treatment plan. When you know about the best way to treat your child’s asthma, you can do more to protect them during a potential health crisis.

Does your child have trouble breathing?

If your child has asthma, this chronic condition can cause their airways to narrow in response to stimuli, making it difficult for your child to get enough air. During an asthma attack, your child may cough, wheeze, and have trouble breathing.

Asthma symptoms can be triggered by activity, or other environmental triggers. One of the best ways to manage your child’s asthma is to learn everything you can about the specific stimuli that bring on an attack. Your child may need to be tested for allergies, as well. Dr. Soos can also help with allergy testing and treatment.

Once you’ve identified your child’s triggers, you can develop a plan to avoid them, or to cope with attacks in situations where they may be more likely, such as when your child is playing actively with friends, competing in sports, or experiencing other forms of stress.

Your child’s asthma action plan, developed with input from Dr. Soos, documents your child’s condition over time, as well as providing instructions to use in case of an attack.

Professional treatment options and support

We may not be able to cure your child’s chronic asthma, but with professional treatment and support, you can safeguard your child’s health and quality of life.

Multiple types of medication can help with asthma treatment. Some medications rapidly address airway inflammation for quick breathing relief, while others may be helpful in dealing with triggers like allergens. Your child may be able to benefit from:

Depending on your child’s age, we might recommend a small, hand-held inhaler device to deliver controlled doses of medication, or, for younger children, a nebulizer and face mask may work better.

We aim to keep your child’s asthma controlled, so that you won’t see frequent or severe symptoms or flare ups, while still minimizing reliance on quick-relief or rescue inhalers. Using quick-relief inhalers too often can become a problem over time, so let Dr. Soos know if your child’s asthma isn’t consistently under control.

To talk with Dr. Soos about your child’s asthma symptoms and treatment options, get in touch with Dr. Soos Pediatrics now. You can schedule your initial consultation appointment at our Dublin, Georgia offices over the phone, or book online. We offer extended hours at our walk-in clinic.

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