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Author Plottel, Claudia S.

Title 100 questions & answers about your child's asthma / Claudia S. Plottel, B. Robert Feldman
Published Sudbury, Mass. : Jones & Bartlett Publishers, [2008]


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Description vi, 284 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Preface v -- Acknowledgments vii -- Dedications ix -- Part 1. General Information 1 -- Questions 1?23 answer basic questions about asthma, including: -- ? What is asthma? -- ? What causes asthma? -- ? Why is asthma so common? -- ? Can asthma be cured? -- Part 2: History, Symptoms, Physical Examination 00 -- Questions 24?32 describe the physical signs that might indicate a child has -- asthma, such as: -- ? Do all children with asthma have similar symptoms? -- ? What exactly is a wheeze? -- ? What does my doctor mean by an exacerbation of asthma? Why are the -- terms attacks and exacerbations both used? -- Part 3: Diagnostic Evaluation and Workup 00 -- Questions 33?40 discuss how asthma is identified in children, including: -- ? How can I find out is my child has allergies? -- ? How does a doctor diagnose asthma? -- ? How will I know if my son?s asthma attack is severe enough to require a trip -- to the emergency room? Are there specific signs and symptoms that can -- help me make that decision? -- Part 4: Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis 00 -- Questions 41?47 outline other conditions that may be related to or mistaken for -- asthma, such as: -- ? Are there other conditions that can be confused with asthma because of a -- similar pattern of symptoms? -- ? What specific symptoms should make me suspect that my child has asthma? -- ? What is the difference between allergy and asthma? -- Part 5: Treatment 00 -- Questions 48?70 discuss treatment options, including: -- ? What medications are helpful for treating asthma? -- ? Why are so many asthma medicines in inhaler form? -- ? What are corticosteroids (steroids) and how do they work? -- ? How do the different medicines my son uses actually work? Is it necessary -- for him to carry his ?puffer? all the time? -- ? Do children with asthma have to take their medicine continually? -- ? Why is environmental control important in managing my child?s asthma? -- Part 6: Recommendations 00 -- Questions 71?88 offer recommendations for handling your child?s asthma, -- including: -- ? What is a written asthma action plan? Should I expect my daughter?s doctor -- to give her one? -- ? What is a nebulizer? -- ? How do I determine what asthma medicines are best for my child? -- ? Is it necessary for my child to get the flu vaccine every year? -- ? Is it necessary for my daughter to see a specialist, or can her primary care -- doctor diagnose and treat her asthma? -- Part 7: Specialized Situations 000 -- Questions 89?100 describe specific circumstances that may affect children with -- asthma, such as: -- ? Is there anything I can do during pregnancy to prevent my unborn child -- from developing asthma? -- ? How can I make sure that my son?s school can cope with his allergies and/or -- asthma? -- ? Will my child?s weight affect his asthma? -- ? What sports should be encouraged for children with asthma? -- Appendix 000 -- The Appendix contains a selective listing of resources, publications, and -- references for further information on asthma. -- Glossary 000 -- Index 000
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Asthma in children -- Miscellanea.
Genre/Form Trivia and miscellanea.
Author Feldman, Bernard R.
LC no. 2007013968
ISBN 0763739170
Other Titles 100 questions and answers about your child's asthma
One hundred questions and answers about your child's asthma
One hundred questions and answers about your child's asthma