Short term treatment for asthma

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Short term treatment for asthma in children include quick-relief ‘rescue’ medications.  They are also called short-acting bronchodilators and provide immediate relief of symptoms and last four to six hours. Albuterol is the most commonly used short-acting bronchodilator for asthma and Levalbuterol (Xopenex) is another. Asthma attacks are treated with rescue medications, and oral or injectable corticosteroids.  For long term use, long-acting beta 2-agonists (formoterol, salmeterol). Because of new oral formulations and recent considerations about their use in asthma attack, instead of short-acting beta 2-agonists, their indication in preschool asthmatic children might be reconsidered.

Patient education includes teaching how to identify signs/symptoms. The parent is able to identify asthma signs and symptoms, including what is normal for their child, so they can better appreciate the signs when their child is unwell.  Puffs (medication) – Know how much Salbutamol to give their child (6 puffs <6yrs, 12 puffs >6yrs), and understand their child’s preventer medication and adherence strategies. Minimize triggers. Learn spacer technique – Able to demonstrate correct spacer technique.  And plan – Know when to call the doctor or go to the ER.

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Mrs. Cason brings her 10-year-old child to the clinic stating my son “just isn’t breathing right, he doesn’t want to play, he just sits on my lap or lays on the couch, and this  happens all the time.” Appearance of both mother and child is disheveled. The child’s wheezing can be heard across the room. When asked if her son is better at any certain time of the day the mother responds: “It’s like this all the time and has been for the past year, we just don’t come to the doctor because we don’t have any money.”

Mrs. Cason’s son was diagnosed of asthma.

  • Discuss short and long term treatment options for this child, inhaled beta2-adrenergic agonists. Include rationale for your recommendations.
  • What is your educational plan for the child?
 

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