When your child has a special condition or a medical ailment, as a parent, you have to be very cautious and preventive. Asthma can develop in children due to different reasons like allergies, family history, lung problems, etc. Though, it doesn’t have severe consequences if in control, but it can lead to life threatening situations, if no supervised or treated. There is not ultimate cure for asthma, but it can be gradually controlled with proper medical attention at the right time.
If you feel that your child complains of frequent breathing problem, or suffers from breathlessness, then you need to take him/her to the doctor for a check-up. In case, they are detected with asthma, you need to take special care and prevention measures. You also need to educate your child on the same. Apart from medicines and the asthma device, you and your child also need to take precautions so that the condition doesn’t aggravate for bad.
5 ways to deal, when your child has asthma can be as follows:
Know Asthma Triggers:
Asthma can be caused and aggravated by a lot of external allergies, so you need to be careful to keep your child in a clean environment, both inside the home and outside. Know the most common triggers of this condition or your child, and make sure you keep him/her away from those. Avoid pets, certain plant and foods, if your child is allergic to it. Keep them away from dust and other particles, which can worsen the condition.
Educate Your Child About Precautions:
You will not be able to be with your child always. So, you have to teach them to deal with their condition on their own, if required. So, explain to them in simple terms what is the condition, its consequences, and how to take care. Tell them what to do in an emergency and how to get help. Tell them what activities they should not do in excess and what things to avoid completely.
Be prepared For An Emergency:
You and your family needs to be prepared for any emergency. So, keep necessary medicines and devices handy, or keep necessary arrangements and links with the local hospital for immediate help. Also, make sure you have all the important contact numbers handy for anybody inside (display in plain sight) and outside the house (keep in your child’s bag).
Maintain A Good Health:
One way to cope with this condition is to effectively is to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle. Avoid junk food, give your child home-cooked, healthy food options. Maintain an active exercise regime in consultation with the doctor, so that your child is fit and fine, both physically and emotionally.
Make sure you are taking your child for regular checkups. This is to check the condition at certain intervals, as in whether it has declined, improved or stable. This will help you to take better care of your child and assess the condition better.
If your child is suffering from asthma, then you have to be very careful. Something serious as this in their childhood can turn out to be a serious thing in their future. So, take necessary precautions right from their childhood to control the condition as much as possible.