Most of the children with asthma show some signs & symptoms of the condition before they reach the age of 5 years. However, some babies with asthma-like symptoms do not have asthma later in life.
Kindly contact your baby doctor once you recognize any signs of breathing problems as flared nostrils, fussiness, lethargy, breathing very fast, exaggerated stomach movements, coughing at night, problems eating. You can reduce risk factors and limit the baby’s breathing problems by reducing your baby exposure to triggers, such as smoke, pet dander, pollen, and dust mites.
You can call emergency medical help if your baby’s face has a bluish tint, or if they have difficulty eating or drinking due to fast breathing, flared nostrils, exaggerated stomach movements. The primary difference between asthma and some other health issues is that asthma symptoms continue, as asthma is a chronic condition.
Factors that may increase your infant being expose to asthma conditions:
- a family history of allergies, asthma
- smoking during pregnancy
- premature birth
Doctors may recommend to reduce your baby’s exposure to any allergen that commonly trigger asthma symptoms. in addition, your may take care of the following :
- vacuuming to remove excess dust
- try to prevent any pets to be in the home and specially in the baby’s bedroom
- washing bed linen and cloth toys in hot water to kill dust mites
- Reduce your baby exposure to any smoke