As spring begins to transition into summer, warmer temperatures present abundant opportunities to participate in outdoor activities. However, the shift can also create challenges for those who battle seasonal allergies and asthma in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky. During this time of year, parents should be especially aware of pediatric asthma and symptom management, as children with asthma are particularly vulnerable to changing weather patterns and increased allergens in the air.

May is Asthma Awareness Month, an opportune time to focus on both the challenges and strategies to manage pediatric asthma. Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that causes the inner lining of the airways to swell and produce mucus, leading to symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath. In children, asthma can be particularly difficult to manage, as their airways are smaller and more prone to inflammation. Factors such as allergies, respiratory infections and environmental triggers can worsen asthma symptoms, making seasonal transitions a potentially dangerous time.

Effective symptom management is paramount for children with asthma. By using a proactive approach, Eastern Kentuckians can better ensure their children thrive regardless of the season.

With the support and guidance of medical providers at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC), caregivers have access to resources and expertise close to home, providing effective asthma management for children in Eastern Kentucky. PMC is dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate care to pediatric patients, with a team of experienced healthcare professionals and specialized services tailored to the needs of children with asthma and their families. The goal is to educate those impacted by asthma about potential triggers, symptom management, medication adherence and the importance of regular follow-up care.

From advanced diagnostic tools to cutting-edge therapies, PMC is committed to ensuring families are equipped to manage their child’s asthma and can achieve better health outcomes. With PMC’s dedication to pediatric asthma care, families can breathe a sigh of relief, finding hope and support in their journey towards asthma control.

 

To make an appointment with a PMC pediatrician, call 606-430-2207, visit pikevillehospital.org/services/pediatrics/ or scan the code on the graphic attached to this post.