Assessment of the Child with Chronic Asthma
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Assessment of the Child with Chronic Asthma

Are there other allergic disorders?

 - Allergic rhinitis

 - Eczema, etc.

Other causes should be sought if there is:

 - Sputum

 - Finger clubbing

 - Growth failure

Monitor: 

 - Peak flow diary

 - Severity and frequency of symptoms

 - Exercise tolerance

 - Interference with life, time off school

 - Is sleep disturbed?

 - Use of preventer and reliever medication — are they appropriate?

 - Inhaler technique

Consider triggers:

 - Allergic rhinitis needing treatment?

 - Allergens - animal dander, etc.

 - Stress



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