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Asthma Medications: Are They Safe For Your Child?

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Is it safe for young children to be taking corticosteroids? What are signs your child's asthma is not being well-controlled, and at what age can your child start to be in charge of managing their symptoms?
Air Date: 3/13/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Chitra Dinakar, MD
Dinakar photoChitra Dinakar, MD, joined Children's Mercy Hospital in June 1999 after completing her fellowship in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Her medical degree and pediatric residency training were obtained at Jawaharlal Institute of Post-graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER),one of the premier medical schools in India. She is currently Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Faculty, Section of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology at Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics.

Dr. Dinakar has been involved in more than 50 investigator-initiated, NIH-sponsored, and industry-sponsored clinical trials, and has almost 40 peer-reviewed publications to her credit. She has received awards for her research in exhaled nitric oxide and asthma. She serves on the editorial board of Missouri Medicine and three allergy journals (Annals of Allergy and Allergy; Allergy Watch; Asthma Proceedings), and is an invited reviewer for leading allergy (Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology) and pediatric journals (Journal of Pediatrics).
 




Asthma Medications: Are They Safe For Your Child?
The goals of treatment for asthma are to minimize symptoms and allow children to participate in normal physical activities with minimum side effects. Asthma is different in every patient, and symptoms can change over time. Our expert answers your most pressing Asthma questions such as is it safe for young children to be taking corticosteroids? What is the goal of treatment? What does it mean to have well-controlled asthma? What are signs your child's asthma is not being well-controlled? How should parents work with their child's school to manage asthma during the school day, and at what age can your child start to be in charge of managing their symptoms?
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