I have lived with asthma my entire life. I was diagnosed when I was 2 and up until I had my first child 11 years ago landed me in the ER several times a year. I know that asthma can be hereditary and I was worried that one or more of my children could get it. My 6-year-old was diagnosed with asthma when he was only 6 months old after contracting RSV, then 3 episodes of bronchiolitis within weeks after the RSV, they diagnosed him with asthma. Thankfully, his asthma only flares up when he is really sick with a chest cold and he has almost grown out of it and has not used his inhalers in almost a year but the first 3 years of his life were pretty scary and I am thankful that there are fast-acting inhalers on the market.
Asthma affects nearly 7 million children in the United States and yet many parents are either misinformed or uneducated about the condition.
According to the American Lung Association, asthma is one of the leading chronic childhood disorders which is mostly triggered by allergens, respiratory infections, and inhaled irritants. This disease causes breathing complications which can be very serious – if not life-threatening – especially for children.
While asthma can’t be cured, its symptoms can be managed. We created this infographic to help parents everywhere understand how to recognize and control asthma symptoms within their children. Increase your awareness of the disease, identify common triggers, and find out how to prevent asthma attacks all in an easy, step-by-step guide.
This post was brought to you by Filterbuy but all of the opinions are my own and I felt compelled to share this information with you as I believe it can help especially as a sufferer of asthma as well as a child with it.