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Childhood Asthma and Allergy -Thrissur situation explained

 

 Asthma Allergy and Pulmonology Centre Thrissur Kerala has been managing Allergy and Asthmatic children in Paediatric age group from Thrissur, Ernakulam,Kochi, Malappuram ,Palakkad and Kozhikode Districts since 1989 .It is a fact that asthma is more common in Children than adults .Many children outgrow their Asthma and Allergy.

 Asthma is a disease that causes the airways to swell and get narrow.

Causes

Allergic Asthma is caused by swelling in the airways. During an asthma attack, the muscles surrounding the airways tighten. The lining of the air passages swells. Less air is able to pass through as a result.

Allergic Asthma is often seen in children more than in adults. Allergic Asthma is a leading cause of missed school days and hospital visits for children in Kerala also. An allergic reaction is a key part of asthma in children. Asthma and allergies often occur together.

Some things that can bring on asthma symptoms (triggers) include:

 

  • Animals (hair or dander)
  • Dust, mould, and pollen
  • Aspirin and other medicines
  • Cold air, such as changes in weather (most often cold weather)
  • Chemicals in the air or in food
  • Tobacco smoke
  • Exercise
  • Strong emotions
  • Viral infections, such as the common cold

 

Symptoms

Breathing problems are common. They can include:

  • Dry Cough especially at night and on running
  • Shortness of breath
  • Feeling out of breath
  • Gasping for air
  • Trouble breathing out (exhaling)
  • Breathing faster than normal

When the child is having hard time breathing, the skin of the chest and neck may suck inward.

Other symptoms of asthma in children include:

  • Coughing that sometimes wakes the child up at night (it may be the only symptom)
  • Dark bags under the eyes
  • Feeling tired
  • Irritability
  • Tightness in the chest
  • A whistling sound made when breathing (wheezing). You may notice it more when the child breathes out.

Your child’s asthma symptoms may vary. Symptoms may appear often or else develop only when triggers are present. Some children are more likely to have asthma symptoms at night.

 

 

 

Asthma Allergy Pulmonology and Chest Centre Thrissur Kerala

Asthma Allergy Pulmonology and COPD Centre Thrissur Kerala

Dr Kurian Thomas MBBS; DTCD; MD ; DNB

Pulmonary Medicine Rtd Professor Medical College Thrissur

Pipe Line Road
Mylipadam, Thrissur

Ph : 0487 2333433
Mob : 9446333433

kuriandoctor@gmail.com