At Cincinnati Children’s, we understand the impact breathing difficulty can have on everyday activities such as attending school, participating in gym or sports, and getting enough sleep at night. Our team provides a comprehensive evaluation of your child’s breathing, including state-of-the-art diagnostic testing, in order to provide the best individualized treatment plan to manage your child’s asthma.
Our team of experts has developed up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines to provide the best care for your child when they are hospitalized for asthma. Our application of national and international guidelines for asthma care as well as the results of research studies results in better control of your child’s asthma.
Our goal is for your child to have:
- Rare or no asthma symptoms daily
- Rare or no acute asthma episodes or attacks (including ER visits or hospitalizations)
- No limitations on activities or school attendance
- Minimal use of quick acting rescue medicines such as albuterol
- A written asthma action plan
- At least two asthma healthcare preventive visits a year
We want to help your child be free from troublesome symptoms and sleep through the night without coughing or having trouble breathing. Your child should be able to play and be involved in activities like children without asthma. When asthma is well controlled, your child should not miss school and have fewer or no emergency room visits. We will assure you and your child know what medications he/she should be taking and when they should be taking them and help you identify and control things in the environment that may trigger your child’s asthma.