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Asthma and Allergy Care

Pediatric Asthma Management in Robbinsville, NJ

Asthma can cause a wide range of issues in children. Symptoms can cause your child to miss school days, not sleep well, and affect their ability to do other activities they normally enjoy. We work with our young patients to improve asthma symptoms so they can enjoy their day-to-day life without interruption. At Hummingbird Pediatrics, Dr. Jaini Patel is here to help you if your child requires asthma care. For more information, contact us today or book an appointment online. We are located at 1140 Route 130, Suite 4 Robbinsville, NJ 08691

Pediatric Asthma Management Near Me in Robbinsville, NJ
Pediatric Asthma Management Near Me in Robbinsville, NJ

Table of Contents:

How do we treat and manage asthma?
What are the different types of asthma?
What are the main causes of asthma?
How can asthma be cured in childhood?

How do we treat and manage asthma?

Asthma treatment and long-term control are key to stopping children from having asthma attacks before they start. Asthma treatment usually involves learning to recognize your triggers, taking the necessary steps to avoid them, and tracking your breathing to ensure your medications are helping to keep your symptoms under control. In case there is an asthma flare-up, you can use the quick-relief inhaler prescribed by your pediatrician. 

Medications are often prescribed based on several things, including the child’s age, their symptoms, and if they have asthma triggers, as well as what has worked best for them to keep their asthma under control.

Long-term asthma control medications may be prescribed and help to keep asthma under control on a day-to-day basis while making it less likely that the child will suffer an asthma attack. These long-term asthma control medications are taken daily, and these medications may include: 

• Inhaled corticosteroids
• Leukotriene modifiers
• Combination inhalers
• Theophylline

Quick-relief medications are also known as rescue medications, as they are often used for rapid, short-term symptom relief during an asthma attack. Quick-relief medications can also be used before exercise or playing a sport if your doctor recommends it. A few of these types of medications include: 

• Short-acting beta agonists
• Anticholinergic agents
• Oral and intravenous corticosteroids

Allergy medications can help if your asthma is triggered or becomes worse due to allergies. Some allergy medications that may be prescribed include: 

• Allergy shots
• Biologics 

Bronchial thermoplasty is a treatment that is used for the most severe asthma patients and is only prescribed if your asthma doesn’t improve with inhaled corticosteroids or other long-term asthma medications.

What are the different types of asthma?

There are different types of asthma, and they are classified based on the triggers. A few of the types include: 

Allergic asthma
Allergic asthma is one of the most common forms of asthma. Many who suffer from allergic asthma also suffer from other allergic conditions, including food allergies, eczema, and allergic rhinitis.

Non-allergic asthma
Non-allergic asthma does not require an allergic trigger or cause a flare-up for an attack to occur. While it is less common than allergic asthma, it still happens to many worldwide every year, and it is believed that non-allergic asthma develops due to environmental and genetic factors.

Seasonal asthma
Flare-ups from seasonal asthma occur under certain conditions or during certain times of the year.
Occupational asthma
Symptoms of occupational asthma become worse when working, or the symptoms improve when not working.

Exercise-induced asthma
Exercise-induced asthma is triggered either during or immediately after exercise or other strenuous activity. 

Difficult-to-control asthma
Many do not believe difficult-to-control asthma should be a subtype or even a diagnosis. However, there are some whose symptoms are harder to manage, as they happen frequently, or they have life-threatening asthma attacks.

Severe asthma
To be considered severe, symptoms must not improve with standard measures and medications. Symptoms associated with severe asthma are similar to those of mild-to-moderate asthma; they are just more intense and can be life-threatening.

What are the main causes of asthma?

A few of the most common asthma triggers that cause flare-ups in symptoms to begin include: 

• Physical activity
• Cold air
• Air pollutants and irritants
• Airborne allergens
• Respiratory infections
• Certain medications
• Strong emotions
• Stress
• Sulfites and preservatives
• Gastroesophageal reflux disease

How can asthma be cured in childhood? 

Unfortunately, asthma cannot be cured, no matter your age. Treating asthma is the main focus, especially for children ages 5 to 11. With asthma being one of the most common causes of children missing school, as asthma can disrupt play, sleep, and other activities, we work to try to reduce the symptoms and create an asthma action plan for children to follow to ensure they can track their symptoms, adjust their treatments with their pediatrician, and see the end goal, which is improved day-to-day breathing, reducing any flare-ups from asthma, as well as any other issues that asthma can cause. 

Visit one of our specialists for treatment of your child’s asthma. For more information, contact us today or book an appointment online. We are located at 1140 Route 130, Suite 4 Robbinsville, NJ 08691. We serve patients from Robbinsville NJ, East Windsor NJ, Hamilton NJ, West Windsor NJ, Millstone NJ, Allentown NJ, and surrounding areas.

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Hummingbird Pediatrics

  • 1140 Route 130, Suite 4 Robbinsville, NJ 08691
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1140 Route 130, Suite 4
Robbinsville, NJ 08691