Treating Asthma in Babies and Younger Children

Overview

Babies and small children need early treatment for asthma symptoms to prevent severe breathing problems. They may have more serious problems than adults because their bronchial tubes are smaller.

Babies and young children may be treated with oral or inhaled medicines.

Even if your child's asthma does not appear severe, work with your doctor to make the right plan for your child.

Treatment also includes things you can do to help your child manage asthma, like avoiding things that might trigger symptoms and following an asthma action plan.

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Current as of: March 9, 2022

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
John Pope MD - Pediatrics
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Lora J. Stewart MD - Allergy and Immunology