Asthma is the most common chronic inflammatory condition in children. You may not think that the causes of your child’s respiratory issues are due to asthma, but you’d be shocked to know that over 80% of symptoms in asthma for children start in children under 5 years old.

Asthma is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes, which brings air in and out of your lungs. During flare-ups, breathing is more difficult.

Respiratory Care For
Children

Learning that your child is suffering from a chronic respiratory condition such as Asthma can be very scary. That’s why at Night Lite Pediatrics Urgent Care  we have made it our purpose to provide your child with the best possible treatment plan.

Asthma in children can arise in various ways. Our providers are ready to assess and diagnose your child in order to provide any required respiratory care.

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Asthma is a disease in which the bronchial tubes (breathing tubes) in the lungs go into spasm causing them to narrow and restrict breathing.  After the spasms end, the tubes return to the normal size and breathing becomes easier.  Many things can cause bronchospasm, including colds, infections, dust, smoking, smog, some foods and beverages, cold air, pollen or other allergy producing agents, exercising or anxiety.

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Symptoms of Asthma

The first presentation of asthma for kids can be in conjunction with a respiratory infection. Symptoms of asthma may include:

  • Wheezing (a high pitched whistling or musical sound while breathing out).
  • Coughing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chest tightness
  • Fatigue

Book an arrival time  or simply walk in to any of our locations for treatment and recommendations.

Diagnostics We Use

Our clinics are fitted with onsite radiology equipment and a laboratory which allows us to carry out all appropriate tests needed to diagnose your child.

Depending on your child’s symptoms, our urgent care centers can adequately assess and diagnose your child’s respiratory concerns with our on site x-ray and radiology overread capabilities. Should asthma be diagnosed or suspected, our team can get your child feeling better and send him for further evaluation to a specialist.

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How We Treat Asthma In Children

Asthma treatment for children depends on the presentation of the condition. Pediatric asthma treatment is carried out in 3 stages:

  1. Asthma action plan
  2. Using short-acting treatments
  3. Long-term control

For an immediate treatment, parents can now book an arrival time prior to their visit. Walk-in services are welcome for regular and new patients

When to Call your Pediatrician or Return to Night Lite Pediatrics:

  • Fever greater than 101 F/ 38.3 C by mouth.
  • Unable to take medications prescribed for any reason. Wheezing, shortness of breath or cough that is not relieved or gets worse.
  • Any allergic reaction, including difficulty speaking, or difficulty swallowing.
  • Red, green, yellow, rust or brown sputum.
  • Chest pain, discomfort or pressure.

FAQ

Some of the most commonly asked questions are answered below:

This is a treatment plan created with your child’s pediatrician to help control asthma for baby and child symptoms.

Yes, in both the ADA and section 504, asthma is considered a disability in Florida. 

Asthma attacks can occur when your child is exposed to various “asthma triggers”. The triggers may vary from person to person, and so you should make a note of what triggers your child’s asthma. Below are common asthma triggers:

  • Tobacco smoke
  • Dust mites
  • Pets
  • Mold
  • Cold and flu
  • Physical exercise
  • Bad weather

There are three common types of asthma. These are:

  • Nocturnal Asthma – symptoms are more prominent at night
  • Exercise-induced Asthma – symptoms occur after physical exertion
  • Allergic Asthma – Inhaling allergens can trigger symptoms

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