About Treatment for Asthma in Toddlers

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Treatment for toddlers with asthma includes the inhalation of medications directly into the lungs, and this medication is to be prescribed by a doctor. Find out how to use asthma medications properly with help from a nurse and respiratory care practitioner in this free video on asthma treatments.

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About treatment for asthma in toddlers. It requires a proper diagnosis by a licensed physician. To explain what a toddler is, it's usually between the ages of two to four. They can be as young as 18 months old. But normally two to four. Treatment consists of inhalation of medications directly into the lungs. The medication needs to be taken as prescribed by your physician. If you leave off a dosage, you leave the child open for an attack. Learn the medications. Learn what they're indicated for, what precautionary measures are, the proper dosage, the proper times to give them, and the side effects. Learn how to use them properly. Learn whether they are a reliever or a preventive method of treatment. A bronchodilator is normally a reliever. Cortisone is normally a preventive type of treatment, and it's long term and it helps to prevent asthma attacks.

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