Treating Asthma in Babies and Younger Children

Treating Asthma in Babies and Younger Children

Overview

Babies and small children need early treatment for asthma symptoms to prevent severe breathing problems. They may have more serious problems than adults because their bronchial tubes are smaller.

Babies and young children may be treated with oral or inhaled medicines.

Even if your child's asthma does not appear severe, work with your doctor to make the right plan for your child.

Treatment also includes things you can do to help your child manage asthma, like avoiding things that might trigger symptoms and following an asthma action plan.

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