It’s one of the most common ailments that can follow from childhood to adulthood. Asthma is treatable, but it’s a disease that can limit daily life and cause medical emergencies if not treated. High Desert Pediatrics begins asthma treatment as soon as the condition is diagnosed in order to make your child’s development as healthy and comfortable as possible.
What is Asthma?
A chronic lung condition with no known specific cause, asthma is caused by an inflammation of the airways and excessive mucus production. This makes it difficult to breathe. It can cause a shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness and coughing. If it isn’t treated, it can even become life-threatening if your child is deprived of air.
Asthma treatments are begun as soon as your child is diagnosed. It can usually be managed with the use of inhalers to both treat and prevent symptoms, as well as by identifying potential triggers to allow the family to adjust their lifestyle as needed. A full, enjoyable life is possible with asthma; that’s what we’ll help your child have with our available asthma treatments and care.
Screening, Treatment and More
At High Desert Pediatrics, our goal is to improve and maintain your child’s health. And our dedication to individualized care means our board-certified pediatricians and staff focus on getting to know your child, your family and your lifestyle so our recommendations and treatments work.
If you’re worried about your child’s breathing, it’s important to get diagnosis and care immediately. Early management allows both you and your child to acquire the habits needed to ensure asthma doesn’t rule your child’s life. We accept same-day appointments and walk-ins; we’ll always see your child if they’re sick! Contact us today!