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ParentingU is a podcast by Our Lady of the Lake Children's Health, where we sit down with doctors and experts to talk about important topics that all parents face. We're here to help you navigate this amazing journey we call parenting.

Nov 14, 2019

Asthma is a common condition that parents have lots of questions about. On this episode of ParentingU, we are joined by return guest Dr. Courtney James and by pediatric pulmonologist Dr. Andres Carrion. Our doctors explain what asthma is, what causes asthma, how asthma is treated, and what families can expect if they have a child with asthma. Dr. James and Dr. Carrion address many of the misconceptions about asthma, and provide a lot of helpful information for managing this condition.

Some of the questions answered in this episode:

What is asthma?

What is the difference between wheezing and asthma?

Is asthma curable or reversible?

When do kids with asthma need to see a pulmonologist?

Can babies have asthma?

Do most kids grow out of asthma?

Why do so many kids have asthma in our area?

What does asthma have to do with other allergies?

Does genetics have anything to do with asthma?

What are some asthma triggers?

How is asthma treated in children?

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