Cleaner interiors help in reducing asthma: Cleaner interiors at home can help in reducing the asthma in children as they reduce the chances of dust mites. Pulmonary experts said that the dust particles can make the asthma problem in children more severe. According to data there are over 20, 000 children who have reported in various hospitals regarding problem of asthma while about 200 children gets treatment from PGI every week from which fifty are new cases. According to doctors the problem of asthma increases with change in season and other then pollen in the air, dust particles can also give rise to asthma problems. A senior pediatrician from PGI told that according to one survey on the families in the city they have found that about twenty five percent of children’s houses, who were suffering from asthma, had dust particles. Doctors recommend keeping the interiors of house clean so that dust mites problems can be avoided. Other cause for asthma attacks in children can be due to storage of food grains in gunny bag and presence of cockroaches in the home.
Symptoms of asthma: No one really knows the reason for developing asthma in children while some experts suggests that this may be due to children being exposed more and more to allergens such as dust, air pollution, and second-hand smoke while some other experts have view that children are not exposed to enough childhood illnesses to build up their immune system. It appears that a disorder of the immune system where the body fails to make enough protective antibodies may play a role in causing asthma. Asthma is defined by doctors as chronic inflammatory disease of the airway which causes symptoms like shortness of breath, tightness in the chest, coughing and wheezing. Asthma has no set pattern and its symptoms may vary from person to person, these can be mild, moderate or severe. Symptoms of asthma can vary during various periods of time and can flare up from time to time and then not appear for long periods. One can determine asthma to their child if their child has frequent child spells which may be during play or at night or while laughing or there can be simply cough. Such children have less energy during play, they breath rapidly, have complaints of pain in chest, may have whistling sound while breathing in or out, may feel weakness and tiredness and have tightened neck and chest muscles.
Treatment of asthma: After proper diagnosis and historical records prescribes medicines and recommend avoiding the personal triggers for causing asthma. Doctors prepare a proper action plan for the person suffering from asthma and recommend them to visit on regular interval of time so that their symptoms can be checked periodically and treatment can be adjusted according to the conditions. In general medications given are of two type controllers and relievers. Controllers are also called preventers and they reduce inflammation in the airways. These are taken every day while relievers are helpful for instant relief. Breathing exercises like Pranayam can also provide good relief for the asthma patients.Share