Keys to Parenting the Asthmatic Child

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Barron's Educational Series, 1994 - Family & Relationships - 154 pages
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Speaks to parents about today's problems and raising children with asthma, also provides advice on general treatment, emergency care, and ways to reduce asthma attacks
 

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Contents

What Is Asthma?
1
Triggers of Asthma
6
The Allergy Connection
12
The Hidden Asthmatic
15
Infections and Asthma
19
Food Allergy
23
Medical Conditions that Can Complicate Asthma
27
Conditions Confused with Asthma
30
Theophylline
65
Steroids and Steroid Phobia
70
Antihistamines and Asthma
75
Additional Forms of Treatment
78
Why Should a Child Take Medication When Well?
81
How to Help Prevent Hospitalization
84
Allergy Immunotherapy
89
Environmental Control
94

Bronchial Asthma in Infants and Young Children
33
Asthma in Adolescence
37
Exercise and Asthma
43
Pulmonary Function Testing
47
Peak Flow Meters
50
Inhaled Bronchodilators
54
Use of Spacers with Inhalers
59
Cromolyn Sodium Intal and Nedocromil Tilade
62
Pets
100
House Dust and House Dust Mite
102
Mold and Mildew
106
Asthma in School
110
Occupational Asthma
114
Communicating with Your Health Care Provider
128
Additional Reading
143
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