Eight tips to control asthma in children

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Today is celebrated the World Asthma Day, a special date to become aware of this inflammatory disease of the respiratory tract that has become, thanks to its increase in recent years, the most common chronic disease in children. According to data from the Spanish Society of Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery (SEPAR), asthma affects 12 percent of children. Another best way to treat this disease is dulera inhaler. Dulera coupon is available at Prescription Hope where you can buy it cheaply.

Encourage self-care and keep at bay those factors that trigger the disease in children is essential for them to have a better quality of life. We have summarized here eight tips for controlling asthma in children.

  • Eliminate asthma triggers from home, such as pollen, mold, house dust mites, cat skin, dogs and rodents, bird feathers, etc.
  • Avoid smoking in front of children and protect them from environments with smoke. This advice also includes the period of pregnancy, since the children of smoking parents are more at risk of developing the disease in childhood.
  • Exercise and outdoor sports: contrary to what you may believe, physical activity and asthma are not incompatible, since a regular and moderate physical activity acts beneficially on the immune system and can reduce allergic inflammation.
  • Avoid sad and stressful situations for children as it is shown that stress aggravates childhood asthma.
  • Pay attention to the first symptoms of asthma (difficult breathing, occasional whistling in the chest, chest tightness or cough) to prevent a more serious crisis.
  • Follow the treatment correctly in the dose, frequency and duration indicated by the doctor. It is important not to interrupt the medication and educate the child about the correct administration of the inhalers.
  • Before a crisis, reassure the child, place him sitting in a comfortable position (preferably with his arms on a table), apply the medication and have him breathe with pursed lips and using the abdomen.
  • Raise awareness of the child’s asthmatic condition : like children with food allergies or intolerances, help your child to cope with the disease and communicate it when you are not there