Baby Asthma Essay

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Li’Miy Hunter has a small case of Asthma . Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs and airways . Airways are the tubes that bring air in and out the lungs . If your baby has asthma, there airways are irritated and swollen, and this can affect his/hers ability to breathe. So keep a good eye on your baby. It's very important that you work with your baby's healthcare provider to prevent and treat asthma attacks. Asthma is the most common serious chronic childhood disease, 50 to 80 percent of children with asthma develop symptoms before they're 5 years old ! Asthma can arise at any age, babies, kids , adults that has asthma have airways that are more sensitive than normal. Asthma attacks can be set off by many different things, these are called triggers . Triggers include cold air, vigorous exercise and stress. If your baby has asthma, you should take the time and work with his/her doctor to develop a strategy for preventing and dealing with asthma attacks. Your doctor may prescribe one or more drugs for your baby. Some drugs known as quick relievers , rescue inhalers, and MDI’s are used to stop or treat an asthma attack. One interesting machine that I found out that I use well on Li’Miy is the nebulizer it works GREAT for him when he has a asthma attack.Also after he takes the nebulizer he doesn’t have another asthma attack for a while ! The nebulizer is an electric or battery-powered machine that turns liquid medicine into a mist that your baby can breathe into his lungs through a mask. The only thing bad about the nebulizer is that the nebulized breathing treatments usually take about ten
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