Smart Care Pediatrics

Asthma and Allergies

Asthma & Allergies services offered in Talladega, AL

The number of children with allergies and Asthma continues to rise dramatically. According to statistics from the National Institutes of Health and the National Center for Health Statistics, Asthma affects over six million children under eighteen. Thus, childhood asthma is among the most serious and widespread health risks afflicting children today. We are the well-wishers of your child. We want your child to live, play and sleep without limitations. At Smart Care Pediatrics, the Allergy and Immunology team are experts in understanding how allergies and immunology disorders affect children. Our pediatric allergy specialists evaluate, diagnose, and treat children and their families to provide the best care they require. 

What is Asthma?

Asthma is a chronic condition that affects the airways and lungs. When your child is exposed to specific “triggers,” the lining of their airways swells, the airways produce thicker-than-normal mucus, and the muscles surrounding the airways tighten. Asthma is a condition in which the lungs and airways are sensitive to specific “triggers.” Because of the narrowing of the airways, it becomes challenging for your child to breathe. 

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What are Asthma triggers?

  • Weather and air temperature 
  • Strong emotions 
  • Medicines 
  •  Allergies 
  •  Air pollution and other airborne irritants respiratory infections 
  • Exercise or physical activity 
  • Allergies 
  • Air pollution and other airborne irritants 
  • Respiratory infections 
  • Exercise or physical activity 
  • Weather and air temperature 
  • Strong emotions 
  • Medicines 

Each individual has different asthma triggers. Some people react to numerous, while others only to a small number.  It’s crucial to note the factors or triggers that aggravate your Asthma if you have it. This may require investigation because the symptoms don’t often appear immediately after exposure. Depending on the sort of trigger and how sensitive a person is to it, delayed asthma episodes may happen. 

What are the symptoms of Asthma?

The most typical signs of Asthma include: 

  • Wheezing (a whistling sound during breathing)  
  • Breathlessness 
  • A tight chest may feel as though a band is constricted around it. 
  • Coughing 

A variety of conditions can cause these symptoms, but they are more likely to be Asthma if they: 

  • Occur frequently and repeatedly 
  • Are worse at night and in the morning
  • Are thought to be triggered by asthma triggers like exercise or allergies (such as to pollen or animal fur) 

Visit Smart Care Pediatrics if you think you or your child may have Asthma and are finding it hard to control. 

What are the most common types of allergies in children?

Food allergies, environmental allergies, skin allergies, latex allergies, and allergic reactions to bee stings are just a few of the various types of allergies that children may have. Pollen, cat dander, dust mites, and mold are typical environmental allergies in kids. Children with food allergies frequently experience reactions to eggs, dairy, and peanuts. Contact with soap, lotion, detergent, or other chemical-based items may cause skin sensitivities too. 

When should children be tested for allergies?

Your pediatrician could advise allergy testing if a kid consistently shows allergic symptoms. This testing is crucial for kids whose allergic symptoms prevent them from attending school, spending time with their families, or participating in social activities. To safeguard your child’s health when they have allergies, ongoing, high-quality pediatric care is essential. Call Smart Care Pediatrics or make an appointment online right away for professional allergy evaluation and treatment. 

801 North St E, Talladega, AL 35160.

Hours of Operation

Monday:8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday:8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday:8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday:8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday:8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday:9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sunday:9:00 AM – 12:00 PM