It is a recurrent pulmonary disorder caused by an allergy, evoked by inhalant,infection,vigorous activity, exposure to cold or emotional tension.
Recurrent cough and dyspnoea improved by bronchodilator, not associated with fever except in case of infection.
Responsibility of nurse:
1- Reduce the anxiety of parent.
2- Assist with therapy.
3- Observe and report any toxic manifestation of drug used.
4- Teaching the mother the long term care of asthmatic child.
5- Smaller meals at frequent interval may be less tiring and the child should have adequate rest.
Prognosis: many children cease to have asthmatic attack at puberty.