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Allergy & Asthma Center Baltimore, Maryland
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11/13/2017 Offices closing on Friday 11/24

All offices will be closed on Friday, 11/24/2017, the day after Thanksgiving. All offices will open for normal hours on Monday, 11/27/2017.


11/13/2017 Bel Air office closing early 11/22/2017

The Bel Air Office will be open from 8-4 on Wednesday, 11/22/2017 and will remain closed until the following Monday, 11/27/2017.


11/13/2017 Greenbelt Office Closed 11/22/2017

The Greenbelt office will be closed on Wednesday, 11/22/2017 and will reopen for normal hours on Monday, 11/27/2018.


11/13/2017 DC office Closing early 11/22/2017

Our DC/Foggy Bottom office will be closing at 2pm on 11/22/2017. We will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, 11/27/2017.


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What is Childhood Asthma?

Childhood asthma is when a child's lungs and airways are easily aroused when exposed to certain triggers or when the child has a respiratory infection.

It is no different than adult asthma but it can lead to emergency room visits, missed school days and hospitalizations in children if it is not managed correctly. There is no cure for childhood asthma but managing asthma can prevent damage to growing lungs.

Symptoms of Childhood Asthma

The following are common symptoms of childhood asthma.However, a child with asthma may only have one or two symptoms. It is important to see your doctor for proper diagnosis.

  • frequent coughing
  • whistling or wheezing
  • shortness of breath
  • chest pain or tightness
  • trouble sleeping
  • trouble breathing
  • fatigue
  • coughing spells during respiratory infections or colds
  • Diagnosis

    The diagnosis for childhood asthma may include any of the following:
  • Physical exam
  • Review of your family's health history
  • Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT)
  • Allergy testing
  • Treatment

    If you feel your child is having trouble breathing, seek immediate medical care.

    Asthma can not be cured but it can be managed. For on-going treatment of childhood asthma talk to your doctor about creating an asthma action plan for your child.

    The treatment for asthma will be determined by your doctor and usually includes control, prevention and rescue medications for management of asthma symptoms and attacks. Learn more about asthma medications.

    To schedule an appointment with an asthma specialist, call 1-800-778-9923 or visit the Allergy & Asthma Center location near you.

     
     

     

     



















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