Are your kids good at discussing their symptoms?
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|Wed, 07-17-2013 - 2:15pm|
Doctors need to encourage kids to discuss their asthma symptoms more than their parents at appointments:
Researchers looked at about 80 children with asthma and their parents. Although parents can provide useful information, it's important for allergists to ask both parents and children about symptoms, activity limitations and use of medications to better understand and treat the child's asthma, the researchers found.
The importance of listening to children with asthma is highlighted by the fact that they report having a better quality of life in terms of activity limitations than their parents believe, according to the study, which was published in the July issue of the journal Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
Read more, including five topics that should be discussed at this link: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2013/07/10/5-things-kids-should-tell-their-asthma-doctor
Does your child feel comfortable talking about their asthma symptoms at their appointments?