Asthma is a common disease among children and adults that causes coughing, wheezing, and labored breathing. Asthma attacks can be quite frightening for both children and adults – especially young children who have not yet learned how to cope with these episodes. Asthma may be undiagnosed for many years, often mistaken for other chronic diseases such as recurrent bronchitis or chronic cough. Our Providers are trained to recognize and treat acute exacerbations of asthma and Bronchitis in adults and children which may include antibiotics, steroids, Nebulizer treatments, MDI’s, and cough medications.
Did you know…
the rates of childhood asthma are on the rise? According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, approximately 6 million children in the U.S. currently have the respiratory disease. However, advances in modern medicine have made it possible to diagnose asthma earlier than ever before and treat it more effectively too.
How do I know if my child has asthma?
Though asthma can appear at any age, more than 8 in 10 children with the disease will develop symptoms before age 5.