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In this article, if my child has asthma, how will it be treated? Your doctor, or the asthma nurse at your local surgery, will provide treatment for your childs asthma according to his symptoms.
The type of medication he will be offered depends on whether his asthma symptoms happen every now and then, or if they are more long-standing.
If your toddler only has asthma symptoms every now and then, it may be that he doesn't have asthma at all. A child's airways are small, allergy so treatment they can make a wheezing or whistling table sound when your child breathes.
Wheezing can be quite common in children under three years, and many outgrow these symptoms by the time they start school (Rull 2010). Sometimes it's difficult for doctors to know if a child's wheeze or cough is true asthma. So your doctor may treat your child with asthma medication for a short time, to see if it gets better (prodigy 2011, sign 2011).
If it does, the chances are that your child has asthma. Which treatments will be tried first?
Your doctor or asthma nurse may give your child a medicine, such as salbutamol, to take as soon as his asthma symptoms appear.
Your toddler will probably take salbutamol from a blue inhaler. Salbutamol is known as a reliever.
It's a fast-acting drug that relaxes the muscles surrounding your child's narrowed air passages. This allows his air passages to open wider, helping him to breathe more easily (Asthma UK 2012, NHS Choices 2012).