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Also known as: allergic asthma, occupational asthma, exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB), exercise-induced asthma (EIA).
Asthma is a breathing disorder that involves the airways becoming inflamed. This causes the muscles around the airways to tighten and swell and cause trouble breathing. It’s usually the result of some form of “trigger” that causes the asthma episode.
Asthma can occur for a number of reasons. Some people have allergic asthma, where an allergen like dust, mold or pollen triggers asthma. Viral respiratory infections are a frequent triggering factor. Exercise-induced asthma is another form, where exertion from exercise leads to breathing problems.
The warning signs and symptoms for asthma include:
Asthma can be managed with a combination of controller and quick-relief (or rescue) medications. Controller medications can be pills or inhalers that people take daily to manage.
Reviewed by: Antonio M Rodriguez, MD
This page was last updated on: July 08, 2021 03:44 PM
Home of the Ventilation-Assisted Children’s Center (VACC), the Division of Pediatric Pulmonology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is a leading facility in life-saving technology for oxygen-dependent infants, children and adolescents.
August 10, 2018 – The medications that an asthmatic child uses could have effects on the oral mucosa.
This video will teach you what asthma is, what symptoms your child will experience during an asthma attack, different asthma triggers, and what medications are used to treat asthma.
Date: Friday, March 17, 2023
VACC Camp is back! 2023 Camp dates announced. VACC Camp is a week-long sleep-away camp for children requiring ventilator assistance (tracheostomy ventilator, C-PAP, BiPAP, or oxygen to support breathing) and their families.
Growing children and adolescents normally gain weight and height each year and the path that they follow is measured by weight and height charts (growth charts) which define the normal range for each age and sex. The Body Mass Index (BMI) takes into account whether a child’s weight falls within the normal range taking into account his/her height, age and sex. While there a number of ways to define obesity, the BMI is widely used to measure obesity (a BMI greater than the normal range for age, sex and height).
Oral allergy syndrome is a type of food allergy where the allergic reaction only affects the lips, mouth and throat.