By Mayo Clinic
With childhood asthma, the lungs and airways become easily inflamed when exposed to certain triggers, such as airborne pollen. In other cases, childhood asthma flares up with a cold or other respiratory infection. Childhood asthma can cause bothersome daily symptoms that interfere with play, sports, school and sleep. In some children, unmanaged asthma can cause dangerous asthma attacks.
Childhood asthma isn't a different disease than asthma in adults, but children do face unique challenges. Asthma in children is a leading cause of emergency department visits, hospitalizations and missed school days. Unfortunately, childhood asthma can't be cured and symptoms may continue into adulthood. But with the right treatment, you and your child can keep symptoms under control and prevent damage to growing lungs.
Common childhood asthma signs and symptoms include:
Other signs and symptoms of childhood asthma include:
The first signs of asthma in young children may be recurrent wheezing
triggered by a respiratory virus. As children grow older, asthma associated with
respiratory allergies is more common.
Asthma signs and symptoms vary from child to child, and may get worse or
better over time. While wheezing is most commonly associated with asthma, not
all children with asthma wheeze. Your child may have only one sign or symptom,
such as a lingering cough or chest congestion.
It may be difficult to tell whether your child's symptoms are caused by
asthma or something else. Periodic or long-lasting wheezing and other
asthma-like symptoms may be caused by infectious bronchitis or another
Pediatric Asthma Study
This study is for Pediatric patients ages 5-11 who have been diagnosed with asthma and are taking a regular inhaled steroid daily (such as Flovent, Advair, Pulmicort) . It is to evaluate the efficacy , dose-range, and safety of Mometasone Furoate inhaled medication. This is a medication that is out to
market and is used by asthma patients ages 12 years and up. There is 3
possible doses of the study medication compared to placebo. Rescue
medication is provided. Payment for time and travel is given for study
visits. All study related tests and information is available to your child's physician and will be sent to them during and after the study if you chose to do so.
If you would like to see if your child qualifies, please click this link to asnwer a few questions or call us at (585) 442-1980 to speak with one of our coordinators.
Pediatric Asthma study Questionnaire