Dr. Dibyendu Chakrabarty - Child Specialist

Dr. Dibyendu Chakrabarty

MBBS (Cal.) DCH (Cal.) MD (Pediatrics) International Fellows of American Academy of Pediatrics (USA)


Can you grow out of Childhood Asthma?

Asthma symptoms that start in childhood can disappear later in life. Sometimes, however, a child's asthma goes away temporarily, only to return a few years later. But other children with asthma — particularly those with severe asthma — neveroutgrow it

Childhood Asthma

How do you know if your Child has Asthma?

Possible signs and symptoms of asthma in children include:

• Frequent coughing spells, which may occur during play, at night, or while laughing or crying.
• A chronic cough (which may be the only symptom)
• Less energy during play.
• Rapid breathing (intermittently)
• Complaint of chest tightness or chest "hurting"

What triggers asthma in a Child?

If the symptoms recur, that's a clue that your child might have asthma. In addition, symptoms may worsen when your child is around asthma triggers, such as irritants in the air (smoke or strong odors, for example) or allergens like pollen, pet dander and dust mites.

Childhood Asthma

What happens when a child has an Asthma attack?

If the child has no asthma action plan but has an inhaler:

• Sit child upright comfortably and loosen tight clothing.
• Give one puff of quick-relief medicine (albuterol) from child's rescue inhaler, always with a spacer.
• Ask child to take four breaths from a spacer.

Can you outgrow Asthma?

Fact: Children often don't outgrow asthma. A child's asthma can get better or worse over time and some very young children with asthma may get much better as they (and their lungs) grow, but for most people, asthma is present the rest of their lives. Other children may have asthma symptoms that come and go over time

How can you tell if someone is having an Asthma Attack?

Seek medical attention right away if you have signs or symptoms of a serious asthma attack, which include:

• Severe breathlessness or wheezing, especially at night or in the early morning.
• The inability to speak more than short phrases due to shortness of breath.
• Having to strain your chest muscles to breathe.

Childhood Asthma

Are you born with Asthma or can you get it?

Asthma can appear at any age. Symptoms usually start during childhood, but it's not uncommon for adults to get it. Some adults develop it after a viral infection. If youget asthma in adulthood, it's known as 'adult-onset' or 'late-onset' asthma.

How do you know if you are having an Asthma Attack?

Other symptoms of an asthma attack may include:

• Severe wheezing when breathing both in and out.
• Coughing that won't stop.
• Very rapid breathing.
• Chest tightness or pressure.
• Tightened neck and chest muscles, called retractions.
• Difficulty talking.
• Feelings of anxiety or panic.
• Pale, sweaty face.

Can you prevent Asthma?

Get vaccinated for influenza and pneumonia. Staying current with vaccinations can prevent flu and pneumonia from triggering asthma flare-ups. Identify and avoidasthma triggers. A number of outdoor allergens and irritants — ranging from pollen and mold to cold air and air pollution — can trigger asthma attacks

Childhood Asthma

Is Asthma inherited from mother or father?

Asthma gene 'only active if inherited from mother' RESEARCHERS in Oxford have found that the gene responsible for asthma, hay fever and other allergy-type illnesses is active only when inherited from the mother. If inherited from the father, the offspring is less likely to suffer from these illnesses.