Asthma Specialist

Northeast Pediatric Associates PA

A Private Pediatric Practice located in Northeast San Antonio, TX, Northcentral San Antonio, TX, Schertz, TX & Castroville, TX

Asthma is the most common chronic condition among children 18 and younger. If you notice that your child has difficulty breathing, they might have asthma. The Northeast Pediatric Associates PA team has the expertise and experience to provide an accurate diagnosis and excellent care. The practice has two offices in San Antonio and one each in Castroville and Schertz, Texas. To schedule an appointment for your child, call the office nearest you today or book a visit online.

Asthma Q & A

What is asthma?

Asthma causes the lungs’ airways to become inflamed and produce more mucus than is usual. It can trigger wheezing and coughing. Many symptoms are linked to asthma, requiring ongoing medical attention to manage the health of your child’s lungs and prevent health complications.

Northeast Pediatric Associates PA experts specialize in treating children with asthma and partner with you to determine the best plan to help manage your child’s condition.

What are the symptoms of asthma?

The symptoms of asthma differ from one person to another. They can range from mild to severe and can get worse over time.

Common symptoms include:

  • Wheezing or a whistling sound when exhaling
  • Coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Congestion in the chest
  • Lack of sleep caused by continuous coughing
  • Fatigue

You should pay attention to symptoms that might alert you to a breathing problem. For example, if your child chooses not to play sports with others because of breathing problems that arise while active, they might have asthma.

How do you diagnose asthma?

Your child’s asthma symptoms can be similar to common viral respiratory illnesses, making it challenging to diagnose. Your child’s provider at Northeast Pediatric Associates PA does a complete exam to identify the root cause of your child’s breathing difficulties. They also ask questions about your child’s symptoms and medical and family histories.

They might also do a noninvasive spirometry test that measures your child’s lung strength. Allergy testing can also determine if allergic reactions are causing your child’s breathing problems.

How can asthma be managed?

If your child has asthma, the Northeast Pediatric Associates PA team identifies triggers that cause the asthma attacks and works with you to avoid them. They create a personal, customized plan for your child to control their asthma and prevent further attacks.

They can provide long-term medications for lifelong management. They also have rescue inhalers that your child can use when they experience an unexpected asthma attack.

If your child has breathing difficulties, don’t delay. Call Northeast Pediatric Associates PA today at the office nearest you or use the online booking tool to get an accurate diagnosis and treatment.