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Positive Options for Children with Asthma Everything Parents Need to Know

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ISBN-10: 0897934539

ISBN-13: 9780897934534

Edition: 2005

Authors: O. P. Jaggi

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Parents of asthmatic children often feel helpless in the midst of a severe attack. Written in a warm, reassuring tone, Positive Options for Children with Asthma helps parents better understand and cope with this frightening disease. The book offers advice on creating a safe, allergen-free environment, recognizing warning signs, reducing the intensity of attacks, and reviews the various diagnostic procedures, medications, and treatment options available. Most importantly, parents learn that they can play a key role in preventing and managing asthma attacks.
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Book details

List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 6/23/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English

Asthma in Children
Is Asthma Inherited?
How Is Asthma in Children Diagnosed?
Do Children Outgrow Asthma?
What Is the Impact on the Family?
Early Symptoms and Warning Signs
Cough: The Most Common Indicator
Common Cold
Asthma in Children: What Goes Wrong?
The Causes of Inflammation
The IgE Antibody
What Causes Asthma?
Predisposing Factors
Contributing Factors
The Inhaled Allergens
Indoor Allergens
Outdoor Allergens
Animals and Insects as Allergens
Protecting Your Child from Food Allergies
Diagnosing Food Allergy
Avoiding Common Food Allergens
Reducing Allergy with Breastfeeding
Conditions that Make Asthma Worse
Cigarette Smoke
Air Pollutants
Emotional Stress
Respiratory Viral Infections
Climatic Factors
Diagnosing Asthma in Children
Physical Examination
Tests for Diagnosing Asthma
Nasal or Sputum Smear Tests
Blood Tests
The IgE Test
Skin Tests
Breath Tests and Lung Function Tests
Combating Asthma in Children
Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
Bronchodilatory Drugs
Prophylactic Drugs
Other Medications
How Asthma Medications Can Be Effectively Delivered
Inhalation Method
Are Allergy Shots Helpful?
Methods of Immunotherapy
Effectiveness of Immunotherapy
Can Exercise Induce Asthma?
Diagnosing EIA
Preventing and Reducing EIA
Relieving EIA
Preventing Asthma: Some Necessary Precautions
How to Help Asthmatic Children Avoid an Attack
Early Symptoms of an Attack: What Parents Must Know and Do
Preventing and Managing a Possible Attack
Managing Asthma: Guidelines for Parents
Chronic Mild Asthma
Chronic Moderate Asthma
Chronic Severe Asthma
Seeking Medical Assistance
The Management of Emergency Treatment
Management of Acute Attacks in Hospitals
Management of Acute Attacks in Infants
Alternative Therapies for Asthma
Diet Do's and Don'ts
Herbal and Natural Remedies
Making Children Independent
Offering Positive Reinforcement
Setting Specific Goals
Encouraging a Normal Student Life
Leaving Home for the First Time
Some Important Rules for Parents