Children and Asthma

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Children usually experience complete remission from asthma more frequently than adults do. Between 30 and 70 percent of children who develop asthma either improve or are totally asymptomatic after the onset of puberty. Asthma appears to be more severe in girls than in boys. Furthermore, a small subgroup of children with asthma is linked to maternal smoking. It is interesting that recent studies have shown that those children who have asthma may be at a decreased risk of developing brain cancer later in life.

Asthma medications can be prescribed to children at a very young age. Children suffering from asthma may be nebulized with albuterol, even as infants. If your child exhibits any asthma symptoms, see a doctor immediately, and have your child tested for allergies as well as asthma. The earlier children are treated, the more likely it is that they will grow out of their symptoms.

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