A child’s asthma exacerbates and can cause life-threatening asthma attacks.
To help children and adults with asthma, there are several options available to them.
These include:A pediatric podiatric physical therapist (CPPT) can provide preventive care and support for children and their parents.
CPPTs are trained to provide physical and psychological support to children with severe asthma, which includes breathing techniques, and can be used to treat asthma attacks as well as prevent them from becoming more severe.
CPT’s can also perform basic assessments of the child’s breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, skin condition and other body functions to help determine how to improve breathing.CPTs also provide referrals to other child and adult asthma care providers.
CPTs also can refer children to local child and adolescent respiratory therapists for physical assessments and to other appropriate providers.CPT’s also may refer children for more specific treatment options, such as a medication or treatment for asthma that is proven to help.
In addition, CPTs may prescribe and administer an asthma inhaler, which is a breathing device that can help mask breathing, improve breathing skills and provide an oxygen mask.
An asthma inhalers is available through many pharmacies, as well.CPTS also may perform a physical exam of the patient to determine whether there are other problems that may be causing the child to have asthma.
CPTS may perform this examination and/or perform a chest X-ray to determine the location of breathing problems.
If a CPT suspects that a child’s respiratory problems are due to asthma, they may administer an anti-inflammatory drug.CPPs can provide other types of respiratory support, such with a cough and sneeze inhaler.
CPPs also can administer bronchodilators, which are a type of nasal spray that can relieve symptoms of asthma.CPIs also can perform a test called a bronchoscope to look for changes in the airway.
These changes may include coughing or wheezing.CPAs can also administer oxygen to children who are breathing heavily and are suffering from breathing difficulties.
This oxygen can help the child breathe more easily and help them breathe through their nose, which helps to prevent them having to inhale and breathe through the lungs.CPEs can also prescribe a prescription for oxygen or nasal spray.CPE’s may also refer children with chronic asthma to other family physicians, such inpatient or outpatient care, for additional support and treatment.
CPEs also can provide referrals for other appropriate pediatric respiratory therapy options, as discussed above.
CPE’s also can treat respiratory symptoms such as wheezes and shortness of breath.CPI’s may prescribe oxygen or other respiratory support to a child who is having breathing difficulties, but cannot manage his or her symptoms.CPDs may prescribe a bronchoform injection to a patient who has difficulty breathing and who is unable to take oxygen.
CPDs may also prescribe medication for breathing problems, such a steroid.CPD’s may administer bronchoforms to patients with severe breathing problems and who cannot manage their breathing.
CPD’s also use an asthma treatment that can be taken orally.CPF’s may give a cough suppressant to a pediatric child who has severe breathing difficulties or who is experiencing breathing difficulties from bronchitis.CPFs can also refer patients for further treatment options for children.
CPFs may also provide referral referrals to pediatric and family physicians.CPH’s may provide medication for respiratory problems, like cough suppression and asthma inhalation.CPK’s may refer patients to family physicians for additional asthma treatment.CPL’s may discuss respiratory issues with a child or children who may have severe breathing issues, such wheezed breathing and short breath.
CPL’s also refer them to a physician for further medical care and for other treatment options.CPM’s may recommend the use of medication to help with breathing difficulties and to help reduce wheezings and short breaths.CPMs can also recommend a broncosorbent.
CPMs may also recommend medications for breathing issues and asthma treatment, such an asthma steroid.
CPM’s also provide bronchosorbent and inhalers.CPNs may prescribe respiratory support medications and bronchoscopy for a child with severe coughing or shortness in the chest, or a child whose breathing is severely impaired.CPN’s also recommend bronchopneumonia and/ or bronchotoxicology treatments to treat severe coughing and short breathing, as needed.CPO’s may be available to children and parents with severe respiratory problems.
CPO’s can provide additional respiratory support such as oxygen and inhaler treatment.
They can also provide respiratory monitoring and follow-up to provide ongoing medical care.CPOs can refer patients in urgent care for additional medical care if they have asthma or respiratory issues.
CPOs may also use a bronchethizer.CPP’s may treat a child for breathing difficulties in the face, neck, throat or chest. CPP