Asthma in Children:Josyann Abisaab

Often children with asthma sometimes find themselves in the emergency room where an emergency room doctor, such as Dr. Josyann Abisaab will treat them for the difficult breathing asthma sufferers experience.

Although the underlying cause of asthma is unknown it often runs in families. What happens is that certain substances which the person with asthma is sensitive to, such as dust, smoke, or animal fur irritate the lining of the bronchial tubes causing the production of phlegm, which blocks the air passageway. The increased level of mucus (phlegm) makes breathing difficult, causing the main symptom of asthma.

View this video to learn a bit about how asthma is often treated and which inhaler is right for children.