Childhood Asthma & Allergies

Childhood Allergy Testing

The Basics of Allergy Testing for Children Allergy testing in recent years has been growing in popularity and understandably so. Many families want their children tested for allergies after experiencing an allergic reaction to confirm the suspected allergen, some want testing done to prevent exposure to a common allergen known in family history. To first…

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Nebulizers and Children

How to use a nebulizer? A nebulizer is a device that sprays a fine, liquid mist of medicine. It is often used in younger children who can’t use inhalers. The device has an air compressor, a cup for medicine, and tubing connected to a mouthpiece or mask. Your child breathes in the medicine through the…

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Pulmonary Function Test for Children

What is a Pulmonary Function Test? Pulmonary Function Tests (PFT’s) are pain-free, diagnostic tests that measure how well your child can move air in and out of his or her lungs. In asthma and many chronic lung diseases, the capacity of the lungs to fill up with air and the speed with which our airways…

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