By Ganda Putra
Asthma is chronic disease which are very hard to be cured especially for children. Asthma action plan for children are absolute need, so parents must understand the knowledge of asthma itself.
First asthma action plan for children are by using peak flow meter tools which records the measure of airway disorder levels by air breathing. This tool is very beneficial for value child’s asthma condition.
Second asthma action plan for children is preparing some various inhalers for child’s asthma medications. Inhaler is purpose for stops the inflammation and opens up the airways. Inhaler for children are including ipratropium and albuterol. Children below than 8 years old should wear spacer and mask when use inhaler medication for safeties.
Third asthma action plan for children is using inhaled drugs at home by compressed air and nebulizer equipped with mask. This tool can generate curing steam for asthma and the same function as inhaler medication. This third plans are use only when children are no longer use inhalation devices.
Fourth asthma action plan for children is treating the acute asthma by oral medications such as corticosteroids surely with doctor’s prescription and recommendation. When it still doesn’t help, children must be rushed into hospital and the doctor commonly give bronchodilator in the nebulizer in every 20 minutes. Sometimes epinephrine injections and intravenous corticosteroids are given for children depending on her/his condition. When the doctor handles your child, you should not worry about the medication procedures.
The fifth asthma action plan for children is medication for children who had mild asthma. This condition are most happens amongst the asthma sufferer. Commonly medication is only taken during attack, if only the attack is infrequent. But frequency of attack are often, you need use drugs also even in normal condition. For better information please consult to your doctor and taking some advice and prescription.
Some medicine such as cromolyn, nedocromil is use daily for reducing and preventing the asthma attacks. Old theophylline is also can be use for get some preventions of asthma attack as inexpensive options.
And the sixth asthma action plan for children is medicate the asthma children before exercise if only asthma attack is possibly attack during exercise time. You can use bronchodilator dose before doing exercise.
The last plan is try to always provide a lot of vitamins source which including fruits and vegetables. Vitamins supplement can be given only with doctor’s approval. Vitamin C can actually kill the outside virus which can trigger asthma attack.