Signs of Asthma in Children

Leading MA Pediatrics Talk About Asthmatic Children

Our pediatricians care for the needs of their young patients at Burlington Pediatrics in Burlington, MA. Our doctors have years of experience treating children. They treat childhood illnesses, diseases, and mental health disorders with successful treatment options.

One such illness they see much of is asthma, and they are here today to explain how you can tell if your child may be asthmatic.

Asthmatic Signs

Explaining Asthma

Burlington Pediatrics in Burlington, MA, treats and manages asthmatic children with a high success rate. This respiratory condition affects children and adults at any age. You must treat your child whenever the child presents asthmatic signs. Symptoms can occur due to some of the following.

  • Weather 
  • Pollens in the air
  • Pet dander
  • Overexertion
  • Food allergies
  • Medicines 
  • Smoke
  • Acute respiratory infections
  • Anxiety/fear

When symptoms occur, your child struggles to breathe air into their lungs, and expelling air can be challenging. Signs your child may be asthmatic are,

  • Poor quality of sleep
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Rapid breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Possible chest pain
  • Chest tightness
  • Coughing
  • Audible wheezing

An asthmatic child must carry a rescue inhaler if symptoms develop. The school nurse, teachers, gym instructors, and coaches must be alerted that your child can develop asthmatic symptoms and have medicine available. Asthmatic symptoms make it difficult for your child to participate in sports programs.

When your child cannot breathe, you and your child may get panicky, and there is little you can do except stay calm, calmly instructing your child to breathe slowly and easily, thus eliminating panic during an attack. A rescue inhaler removes asthmatic symptoms in seconds, relieving the child by opening up swollen airways.

Once a child becomes asthmatic, it never goes away, and this diagnosis follows the child into adulthood. Once our doctors control the symptoms, you and your child can manage this diagnosis. No child has the same genetic makeup. Thus, asthma and its treatment options affect each child differently. Our doctors create a treatment plan individualized to your child's needs. 

Once symptoms are under control, your child can participate in sports and live life fully. Our skilled pediatric doctors discover what causes your child's asthmatic symptoms and work to bring the child relief.

Call Us If You Believe Your Child is Asthmatic

Please give our pediatricians a call today at 781-272-2210 at Burlington Pediatrics in Burlington, MA, for an asthma appointment. We want to help your child conquer their symptoms.

Contact Us

To get in touch with us, give us a call at (781) 272-2210

281 Cambridge Street, Burlington, MA, 01803

We start answering the phones at 8 am for same day sick appointments.
First appointment is 8:45.

If you have an urgent problem for which you need to speak with a doctor after the office is closed, our only after hours phone number is 781 272 2210. You will be prompted on how to reach our answering service. The on call physician from our office will call you back.

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