Asthma: Treatment and Care

Asthma: Treatment and Care

About treating asthma with steroids, Dr. Mario Zambrano, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician with Homestead Hospital, says decades ago, they used to use oral steroids a lot more than they do now. “We have inhaled steroids, a child is getting micrograms that is less than a milligram. The amount you are inhaling only does its job […]

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Children: Action Plans for Asthma

Children: Action Plans for Asthma

If your child is asthmatic, it is important to make sure you let the school know it and prepare an action plan that includes your child’s name; your name and home, cell phone and work numbers; the name and number of a family member o friend; a list of triggers; a list of medicines and […]

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Asthma Can Be Handled

Asthma Can Be Handled

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 […]

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Benefits of Good Asthma Control

Benefits of Good Asthma Control

A good asthma control prevents chronic and troublesome symptoms, like coughing and shortness of breath; it reduces the need for quick-relief medicines, and it helps to maintain good lung function. It also improves sleep, it helps to maintain normal activity levels, and it prevents dangerous and potentially deadly ashtma attacks. Dr. Rodney Benjamin, Critical Care […]

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Common Asthma Triggers

Common Asthma Triggers

The most common asthma triggers are tobacco smoke, dust mites, outdoor air pollution, cockroach allergens, pets, mold, and smoke from burning wood or grass. Dr. Mario Zambrano, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician with Homestead Hospital, says about tobacco smoke that there is a third hand smoke that stays on your clothing and hair. “Parents often say […]

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Avoiding Asthma Triggers

Avoiding Asthma Triggers

Dr. Rodney Benjamin, Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine Physician with South Miami Hospital, says the most logical thing to do to avoid asthma is improving the environment. “Rather than giving medicines and getting into all the complex things, the simplest thing is keeping humidity low in your house, getting rid of pets that make you […]

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Diagnosis of Pediatric Asthma

Diagnosis of Pediatric Asthma

Jennifer Couceyro, Advanced Registered Nurses Practitioner with Baptist Children’s Hospital, explains the diagnosis of asthma does take time. “It’s not a one-time illness diagnosis, it’s over a period of time; when you’ve had repeated exacerbations of this reactive airway condition it’s when someone will finally coin the child as having asthma,” she says. She also […]

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Asthma Effects: Kids vs. Adults

Asthma Effects: Kids vs. Adults

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 6 million children have asthma in the United States. Jennifer Couceyro, Advanced Registered Nurses Practitioner with Baptist Children’s Hospital, explains the difference between asthma in kids and adults is that the bronchioles and the whole respiratory tract in children are smaller than they are […]

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