Dr. Javier Hiriart, Pediatrician at Family Medicine Center at West Kendall Baptist Hospital explains with a bio digital imaging how the asthma development occurs. Catching a cold, cold air or a perfume, for example, starts to change natural breathe process, because the patient gets the trigger for smooth muscle in the airways to kind of start to constrict and get the bronchospasm, the specialist affirms. Before puberty it is most common to see asthma in boys and girls, but in adulthood it is most common to see it in women than men. “There is no real reason for that," says Doctor Hiriart.
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.
Asthma can be very scary, but it can also be very well managed, affirms Dr. Javier Hiriart, Pediatrician at Family Medicine Center at West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He considers educating about what the illness is and knowing what triggers it are very important in order to indicate the correct medication. Using treatments like albuterol or the rescue medication handy, steroids or other correct medication, just in case the symptoms arise, helps to handle the asthma and can offer a patient a better quality of life, the doctor says.
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.
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.