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Signs That Your Child May Have Asthma

Asthma is a chronic condition associated with difficulty breathing. Asthma affects over six million children in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and prevention. Signs of asthma include shortness of breath and tightness in the chest. If your child displays signs of asthma, see a pediatrician for diagnosis and treatment. At Bezack Pediatric Pulmonology in Commack, your child’s asthma can be properly diagnosed and treated by our pediatric pulmonologist, Dr. Brian Bezack.

Asthma Symptoms

Several symptoms are associated with asthma. Children who exhibit any of these symptoms regularly could have asthma and should be evaluated by a doctor. At our pediatric office in Commack, help managing your child’s asthma symptoms is available. Our doctor can develop an individualized treatment plan for your child.

Symptoms associated with asthma include:

  • Wheezing
  • Gasping for air
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Nighttime coughing

Asthma Treatments

When your child struggles with asthma, it can be difficult to achieve restful sleep at night. Coughing, wheezing, and other asthma-related symptoms can interfere with your child’s ability to sleep soundly, which can result in feeling unrested in the morning. Asthma can also pose a challenge when it comes to participating in sports or outdoor activities. Symptoms such as shortness of breath can be aggravated while playing sports. For other children, simply running around outside can be problematic if asthma symptoms are triggered by outdoor allergens.

Our doctor can help by developing an individualized treatment plan for managing your child’s asthma symptoms. With the right treatment, symptoms can remain under control. Your child will be able to sleep more soundly at night and participate in sports or outdoor activities during the day. Examples of asthma treatment options include medications, immunotherapy, and the use of a portable inhaler or nebulizer.

If your child displays certain symptoms, such as wheezing or shortness of breath, asthma could be the cause. We can help. If your child is diagnosed with asthma, at Bezack Pediatric Pulmonology in Commack, NY Dr. Bezack can recommend specific treatments for getting your child’s asthma symptoms under control. For help treating your child’s asthma, call our office at (631) 499-1298.

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