The “Ten Commandments” of treating preschool children who wheeze

Show simple item record Green, Robin J. Halkas, Andrew Weinberg, Eugene 2013-04-19T08:59:38Z 2013-04-19T08:59:38Z 2012
dc.description.abstract Wheezing in young children is problematic for most practitioners. Difficulties arise in both the diagnosis and management of this clinical phenotype. Not all preschool children who wheeze have asthma. Therefore, we suggest that the “Ten Commandments” of managing preschool wheezing include thinking that in very young infants (< 1 year) wheezing is likely to be viral in origin; realising that allergy testing is mandatory to diagnose the cause of early wheezing; taking a history of asthma and allergy in family members; noting that chronic coughing is a pointer to asthma; using the term “asthma” if that is the diagnosis; ensuring that the environmental avoidance of triggers is addressed; using a short course of montelukast for virus-induced wheezing episodes; avoiding steroids to treat virus-induced wheezing; treating associated nasal symptoms; and making sure that the follow-up of children addresses the issue of stopping therapy if it is not working. en_US
dc.description.librarian am2013 en_US
dc.description.uri en_US
dc.format.extent 3 pages en_US
dc.format.medium PDF en_US
dc.identifier.citation Green, RJ, Halkas, A & Weinberg, E 2012, 'The “Ten Commandments” of treating preschool children who wheeze', South African Family Practice, vol. 54, no. 4, pp.316-318. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1026-9177 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1726-426X (online)
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Medpharm Publications en_US
dc.rights © Medpharm en_US
dc.subject Recurrent wheezing en_US
dc.subject Asthma en_US
dc.subject Preschool children en_US
dc.title The “Ten Commandments” of treating preschool children who wheeze en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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