Having an Asthma Action Plan for Your Child

Your pediatric pulmonologist in Commack, NY, can help when your child has asthma.

Asthma is a common problem for children. The signs and symptoms of an asthma attack can be more severe in children because the airways of a child are much smaller than those of an adult. If your child has asthma, you need to have an action plan to deal with an asthma attack when one happens.

Your pediatric pulmonologist can help. Dr. Brian Bezack of Bezack Pediatric Pulmonology in Commack, NY, offers asthma treatment to help your child feel better.

Many asthma episodes are brought on by exposure to an allergen. That’s why allergy testing is an important first step in dealing with asthma. Allergy testing can be done with a skin test to find out what your child is allergic to. Some common allergies include:

  • Grasses and pollens
  • Trees and flowers
  • Pet dander
  • Mold, spores, and dust mites

Once you know what your child is allergic to, it’s important to keep your child away from the allergen, so your child doesn’t suffer an asthma attack. Other important tips to follow as part of your child’s asthma action plan include:

  • Using hypoallergenic sheets, pillows, and blankets
  • Keeping pets out of your child’s bedroom and off of furniture
  • Placing a HEPA filter inside your house to clear the air
  • Vacuuming frequently, or switching to hardwood floors

Your pediatric pulmonologist is an expert at treating pediatric asthma. Medications are an essential part of your child’s asthma action plan and a supply should be kept on hand at all times.

An asthma medication regimen typically consists of long-term medications to manage your child’s asthma, along with short-term rescue inhalers for acute asthma attacks.

To find out more about developing an asthma action plan for your child, talk with your pediatric pulmonologist. Call Dr. Bezack of Bezack Pediatric Pulmonology in Commack, NY, at (631) 499-1298 now!

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