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Mild to critical severity of asthma in children


The article is professionally consulted by Master, Doctor Doan Ngoc Quynh Tram - Department of Pediatrics - Neonatology - Vinmec Nha Trang International General Hospital.
Asthma is a common disease in children with varying degrees of severity from mild to severe. Find out the levels of asthma in young children to orient the right and timely treatment, to avoid prolonging causing serious complications to the respiratory system of young children.

1. What are the causes of bronchial asthma in children, what are the symptoms?

Bronchial asthma attacks in children are often caused by factors such as:
Indoor allergens such as house dust mites, fur, cockroaches, fungi, molds, medications, chemicals... house such as street dust, pollen, mold, chemicals, fermenters, infectious factors such as viruses, smoke odors of all kinds... Infections are mainly caused by viruses Factors such as coal, cotton dust, chemicals to which children are unknowingly exposed Secondhand smoke
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Air pollution caused by vehicles, polluting gases, chemicals... Children with bronchial asthma are often diagnosed through clinical manifestations such as typical asthma attacks, shortness of breath, etc. respiratory muscle contraction, there is a stork sound in the neck. For children under 12 months of age wheezing more than 3 times a day, children aged 12-24 months wheeze more than 2 times a day.
In addition, the symptoms of bronchial asthma in young children that parents often ignore such as recurrent, persistent dry cough that worsen at night or accompanied by wheezing and shortness of breath. Sometimes coughing exertion when exposed to allergens is the cause of illness such as polluted air, cigarette smoke, not related to acute respiratory infection. Wheezing that recurs during sleep, or when there are predisposing factors such as exertion, laughter, crying, exposure to cigarette smoke or polluted air. Shortness of breath when laughing and crying. Children reduce the frequency of activities such as not playing as usual, tired, demanding to be held a lot. For children in the family with a history of asthmatic parents or children themselves with atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis is also at high risk of bronchial asthma.

2. Mild to critical severity of bronchial asthma in young children

According to the Guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of asthma issued by the Ministry of Health, parents can rely on the following factors to assess the status of their child's acute asthma attack through clinical symptoms as well as other diagnoses: subclinical diagnosis when taking the child to the hospital for examination.
* The grading of acute bronchial asthma does not necessarily have to have all the above parameters, just many parameters are enough to classify the corresponding severity
Children are subjects with very weak immune systems, the Exposure to allergens that cause asthma is quite easy and easy to develop a serious condition if not properly screened.
When children begin to have respiratory symptoms from the beginning above, parents should not be subjective but should send their children to the doctor for early screening. Screening for bronchial asthma in children helps to detect the disease early to promptly control and treat the disease, limiting the risk of serious development.
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3. Where is the asthma screening for children?


At Vinmec International General Hospital, the Asthma Screening Package is built to perform early childhood asthma screening and diagnosis for young children. When registering for the asthma screening package for your child, your child will be examined by a clinical allergy-immunologist with a specialist doctor, and screened for bronchial asthma by methods such as measuring respiratory function. , measuring FeNo, ENT endoscopy, allergen testing... to conclude and get advice on prevention and treatment of asthma for children in the best way.
Vinmec International General Hospital has a team of highly specialized and experienced doctors, with a full system of modern equipment, convenient for accurate diagnosis, screening and screening of asthma. best for you. Parents do not take much time to register, wait for the examination, the procedure is simple and quick, creating the best conditions for parents and children to screen for asthma at Vinmec.

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