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About us

The pediatric asthma specialists of the Center for Childhood Asthma at Cohen Children’s want to help your child achieve a normal, active life. We will evaluate your child and create a plan aimed at achieving maximum control of your child's asthma. Our team also includes pediatric nurse specialists, social workers, nutritionists, pharmacists and respiratory therapists. These pediatric and children’s asthma specialists will help you and your child achieve and maintain a successful asthma management plan.

Childhood asthma

Children’s asthma (pediatric asthma) is the most common chronic childhood ailment, with nearly 9 million children suffering from this condition in the United States. Pediatric asthma is the tightening of the airways in the chest, and it can be mild and only cause a cough and some wheezing, or it can be severe, greatly reducing and impairing breathing function. Currently there is no cure for asthma, but fortunately it can be controlled through proper diagnosis and treatment.

Symptoms

Pediatric asthma is easiest to control when it has been diagnosed and treated early. Seek out treatment if your child complains of (or if you observe) the following symptoms:

  • Coughing
  • Wheezing or whistling when exhaling
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest congestion or tightness
  • Trouble sleeping caused by coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, or chest congestion or tightness
  • Bouts of coughing or wheezing that get worse with a respiratory infection, cold or flu
  • Delayed recovery or bronchitis after respiratory infection
  • Fatigue or trouble breathing during active play or exercise