facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Lung expert: Written action plan needed for child with asthma

July 23, 2013 at 6:21 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
BETHESDA, Md., July 23 (UPI) -- A written action plan for a healthcare provider and anyone who cares for a child with asthma is essential, a U.S. lung expert recommends.

Dr. James Kiley, a lung diseases expert at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., advised parents to "prepare a written action plan for your healthcare provider and anyone who cares for your child, so you know what to do on a daily basis to control their asthma and how to handle asthma attacks."

"So when something goes wrong, and there's a flare-up, these are things that you need to know what to do instantly," Kiley said in a statement.

Kiley recommended every child with asthma should have quick relief medication to treat symptoms promptly when they occur.

Many children also need daily medication to control asthma and prevent symptoms and flare-ups, he said.

"Asthma checkups are important to have every six months so you and your healthcare provider can be sure your child's asthma stays in good control," Kiley added.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Vast majority of oncologists admit to burnout Vast majority of oncologists admit to burnout
2
Study: Drug cocktail for advanced breast cancer can extend life up to 16 months Study: Drug cocktail for advanced breast cancer can extend life up to 16 months
3
France considers plain cigarette packaging France considers plain cigarette packaging
4
Morning exercise helps calm ADHD symptoms in children Morning exercise helps calm ADHD symptoms in children
5
CDC: Diabetes rates leveling off CDC: Diabetes rates leveling off
Trending News
x
Feedback