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Allergic Asthma

Allergic Asthma Treatment

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What is Asthma? 

Asthma happens when your breathing tubes get all tight because something sets them off. This trigger could be an extreme response to things like allergens (stuff that makes you sneeze), viral infections, pollen (those tiny things that make you sniffly), or even when you’re super stressed or doing a lot of exercise.

Asthma can show up at any age, but it’s often not spotted in little kids (especially babies) unless there’s a strong family history of it or they keep having similar breathing issues. Sometimes, young kids with Asthma seem a bit like they have something called ‘viral induced wheeze,’ but that doesn’t mean they’ll definitely get Asthma—it’s like a similar but different thing.

There is usually a family history of some sort of atopic disorder such as hay fever, eczema, or other allergy. You may Consult with our asthma specialist in UAE for more proper advice and best treatment.

What are the symptoms?

The child typically presents with a wheeze (a musical sound when breathing out). This sound is produced because the airway is constricted while air is breathed out. This may be associated with other symptoms such as difficulty in breathing, feeling tired and fatigued. Some patients experience the trigger of these symptoms upon exertion or physical activity, known as exercise-induced Asthma.

In severe cases, this may produce exhaustion when the child starts getting extremely fatigued, meaning they may need further support, such as oxygen and medication, to dilate the airways. If you recognize any early symptoms of this condition, you should consult our asthma specialist in UAE for detailed information.

How is it diagnosed?

Asthma is mostly a diagnosis made on the basis of history and clinical findings. In clinical settings, children often have their breathing tested through examinations such as peak flow measurement, and sometimes lung function tests.

A chest X-ray can sometimes be requested in severe cases; however, it is not a recommended test for diagnosis. If you suspect asthma, it’s crucial to go for an examination with professionals at an allergy and asthma clinic(UAE).

Treatment for asthma 

Treatment for allergic Asthma typically involves two types of medication:

Reliever: an inhaler used to dilate the airways.

Preventer: an inhaler used to suppress the hyper-reactive process and inflammation.

In addition, there are other medications known as immune modulators that can be employed to target the process and stabilize the reactive cells causing asthma symptoms. 

Children with a severe presentation of Asthma often require additional supportive treatment measures such as oxygen or, in a minority of cases, respiratory support. If you’re seeking specific allergic asthma treatment, it’s advisable to consult with healthcare professionals experienced in this area.

Can asthma be prevented? 

While the onset of the process of Asthma is mostly intrinsic, an onset can be prevented by avoiding/reducing contact with the allergens if known and possible and taking the medications regularly as advised by the doctor.

A steroid inhaler, if prescribed, helps in preventing further triggers if taken regularly long-term and on the doctor’s/asthma nurse’s advice.

Immuno-modulators work like a source to heal, calming down the hyper-reactivity in the airways. They’re especially helpful for kids whose symptoms pop up at night or during exercise. However, if you’re aiming to prevent those pesky allergies altogether, opting for allergic asthma treatment is the best way to get rid of allergies. It’s like shielding your body against the things that make you wheeze and sniffle.

Can it be cured? 

Lots of kids grow with asthma as they get older, but it varies for each person.Some still have it when they grow up. Even when things seem okay for a while, there might be times when it acts up. So, using the preventer medicine for a long time is super important—it stops those tricky flare-ups.

What is the prognosis? 

Asthma is typically manageable and not life-threatening with prompt treatment. Recognizing symptoms early and seeking a doctor’s assistance is crucial. 

Which specialist treats asthma?

Asthma is best treated by specialists like pulmonologists or allergists. In the UAE, seek dedicated care from an asthma specialist in UAE for personalized and effective management. Their expertise ensures tailored solutions for your respiratory well-being.

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FAQ's

A. Long-term asthma management is achieved by inhaled corticosteroids (beclomethasone, budesonide, ciclesonide, fluticasone, mometasone). They reduce mucus when taken as directed. Also prevents airway edema.

A.  FDA approval of Airsupra gives asthmatic adults a new rescue drug. The first medication to mix albuterol and budesonide gets approved.

A. Although largely treated, asthma has no permanent cure. Asthma is a lifelong condition. Effective asthma medicines and lifestyle adjustments can lessen symptoms.

A. The UAE offers excellent healthcare facilities, including asthma treatment. With state-of-the-art medical centers and experienced specialists, it can be a good choice for managing asthma effectively.