Childhood asthma complications, management, and environmental triggers

Authors

  • Abdulghani A. Alzamzami Department of Pediatrics, Al Thager Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Seeta S. Alenezi College of Medicine, University of Hail, Hail, Saudi Arabia
  • Laila M. Saptan College of Medicine, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
  • Renad T. Alkaki Almadinah Primary Healthcare Center, Ministry of Health, Medina, Saudi Arabia
  • Shada M. Albaqami Al Matar Primary Healthcare Center, King Saud Hospital, Unayzah, Saudi Arabia
  • Rayan A. Karbouji Department of Pediatric Emergency, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Medical City, Medina, Saudi Arabia
  • Weam F. Daba Department of Pediatric Emergency, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Medical City, Medina, Saudi Arabia
  • Raed A. Alahmadi Department of Pediatric Emergency, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Medical City, Medina, Saudi Arabia
  • Ahmad M. Hafez Department of Pediatric Emergency, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Medical City, Medina, Saudi Arabia
  • Hussain A. Asiri Department of Respiratory Therapy, Muhayil General Hospital, Muhayil, Saudi Arabia
  • Nawaf H. Alhabshi Department of Family Medicine, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20233845

Keywords:

Childhood asthma, Asthma complications, Asthma management, Environmental triggers, Pediatric respiratory health

Abstract

Childhood asthma, which is a chronic respiratory condition, presents challenges in terms of its complications, management, and identification of environmental triggers. This review of existing literature explores the complexities surrounding asthma. It delves into complications, strategies for managing the condition, and the crucial role that environmental factors play in worsening it. Uncontrolled asthma in children has far-reaching consequences as it affects lung function, physical activity levels, and overall quality of life. Early recognition and addressing of these complications are essential to minimize long-term effects. The management of childhood asthma has evolved to focus on treatment plans, with corticosteroids being a key component. For cases, advanced therapeutic options like biologics are available. Indoor and outdoor environmental triggers have an impact on asthma exacerbations, making targeted preventive measures necessary. Education plays a role by providing caregivers and children with asthma action plans as well as proper inhaler technique guidance. Regular follow-up visits ensure assessment and adjustment of treatment plans while fostering a relationship between healthcare providers and families. Comprehensive care for childhood asthma involves an approach that includes pediatricians, pulmonologists, allergists, and respiratory therapists. The triad of interventions, environmental modifications, and educational strategies forms an encompassing framework for the management of asthma. This review highlights how crucial it is to tackle childhood asthma issues. By doing so, we can improve outcomes. Promote the overall well-being of children who are affected by this condition.

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2023-12-19

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Alzamzami, A. A., Alenezi, S. S., Saptan, L. M., Alkaki, R. T., Albaqami, S. M., Karbouji, R. A., Daba, W. F., Alahmadi, R. A., Hafez, A. M., Asiri, H. A., & Alhabshi, N. H. (2023). Childhood asthma complications, management, and environmental triggers. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 11(1), 371–375. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20233845

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