Diagnosis and treatment of childhood asthma

Asthma should be detected early and correctly. Good therapeutic control of asthma allows the child to lead a normal life. An arrangement should be made whereby one physician is principally responsible for the care of the child's asthma.When inhaled corticosteroids are in use, the dose should be the lowest that still keeps the symptoms under control. Keep the safety limits in mind! Drug therapy should be periodically reviewed to ensure that unnecessary treatment is withdrawn.