Let the child take the lead on developing his independence with the doctor and parent support is a very important step in asthma handle process. Dr. Javier Hiriart, Pediatrician at Family Medicine Center at West Kendall Baptist Hospital considers offering a kid all the information about asthma helps a child to empower to help themselves. Also he recommends parents to make some changes to get some improvements in order to help their children to live with asthma, like modifying things in the environment and developing a good action plan with the physician.
There are multiple prongs, like antiallergic, antihistamine or steroids the physician can use to attack the symptoms of allergies and minimize them, affirms Dr. Javier Hiriart, Pediatrician at Family Medicine Center at West Kendall Baptist Hospital. The specialist recommends the parents, if they are not sure about the symptoms the child has (most of the time it could be a flu and it isnâ€™t), or they don't have the exact idea about what the correct medication is, to visit the doctor.
Pets are cute but trigger an allergy, because once a person is sensitized, when a person has a repeat exposure it becomes easier to kind of have that allergic reaction, explains Dr. Javier Hiriart, Pediatrician at Family Medicine Center at West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He recommends avoiding pet dander and being close to them because it can become aerosol eyes and people become sensitive to it. For certain people the symptoms could be year-round or perennial. The doctor jokes about the mango season in Miami. “Locally when people say: â€˜I know when mango season is. It's not because the mangoes are ready to eat. It's because the flowers are out and Iâ€™m all of a sudden sneezing and having allergies," he says.
Dr. Javier Hiriart, Pediatrician at Family Medicine Center at West Kendall Baptist Hospital explains that tests are really helpful in case to diagnose any allergy. The specialist describes the physician can order skin (little sticks in the arms) or blood tests in order to help to identify more specific triggers to the allergies such as environment, medications, pets, meals or bee stings. When the symptoms are not severe or intermittent they could be treated with the appropriate antiallergics.
Allergy is when the body has become sensitized usually to something external, explains Dr. Javier Hiriart, Pediatrician at Family Medicine Center at West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Allergic rhinitis or the manifestations of allergies in the nose (the upper airway can), the Doctor explains, manifests from as sniffles, as itchy or sore throat post nasal drip or has some of the effects of sinusitis such as getting fluid trapped in those sinuses and, sometimes, conjunctivitis. Having family history and asthma are linked, since people that tend to have allergies can also have asthma because they have common pathways that they can manifest, although not everybody will manifest all of those symptoms.