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  • What is Albuterol

    Albuterol is a medication which relaxes the involuntary muscles that line the bronchial tree. It is a useful medication when these muscles have undergone spasm as occurs with asthma, cough variant asthma, bronchiolitis, bronchitis and some allergic reactions. It is available orally...

     
  • Smoking Cessation

    Smoking Cessation

    What is Smoking Cessation “Smoking Cessation” means, simply, “stopping smoking.” If you are reading this, congratulations – you have already taken the first really big step in helping your child (and yourself!) to a healthier life. This article is not about trying...

     
  • Asthma Exacerbation

    Asthma Exacerbation

    What is Asthma Exacerbation Asthma is also known as “reactive airway disease” because the larger breathing tubes in the lungs (the bronchi) react to things that make them squeeze down to a smaller diameter. They also become inflamed, which makes them produce more mucous,...

     
  • Bronchitis in Infants

    Bronchiolitis is a respiratory illness that affects the lower airway. It is an inflammation of the smaller airways caused by infection. The most common infections are viral and include RSV (respiratory syncitial virus), parainfluenza viruses, adenovirus, and rhinovirus. RSV causes most cases....

     
  • Bronchiolitis – Symptoms and Treatment

    Bronchiolitis (“bron-key-oh-lite-us”) is common in infants and sometimes toddlers. The smallest breathing tubes in the lungs, the “bronchioles,” become swollen and filled with mucous and cells. A virus called RSV causes most cases of bronchiolitis. The disease occurs from late...

     
  • Upper Respiratory Infection

    What is An Upper Respiratory Infection Probably the most common illness in childhood is the cold, which doctors sometimes refer to as “upper respiratory infection,” or URI. As the names suggest, these illnesses are infections that only involve the upper parts of...

     
  • Cough-Variant Asthma

    What is Cough-Variant Asthma Some children with a persistent cough have a condition called “cough variant asthma.” This means that we believe that the child is coughing because his or her breathing tubes (bronchi) are reacting to irritation by squeezing...

     
  • Asthma

    Asthma

    Asthma is a chronic or longstanding condition of the airways. The condition is also known as reactive airway disease because of the way the airways “react” in an adverse manner to certain triggers. The diagnosis is usually reserved for children over the age...