Approximately seven million children in the United States have asthma. As this video shows, childhood asthma is treatable with the right pediatric care and education.
Children with allergies, a family history of asthma, or other health predispositions are more likely to develop asthma. Though a common illness, asthma attacks and their risks can be minimized if parents implement a few changes in their children’s lives. An asthma trigger can be virtually any respiratory irritant, including cigarette smoke, dust, dust mites, and pet dander. If you can identify an asthma trigger, try to remove it from your child’s environment. Along with having the right asthma medication, eliminating asthma triggers can significantly improve your child’s health and ability to participate in everyday physical activities.
Dr. Nan Nuessle provides comprehensive pediatric care to families in Independence, Kansas. If your child suffers from asthma, please call our general pediatrics facility at (913) 948-3323.