Pediatric Asthma

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Asthma is the leading chronic disease in children and affects nearly seven million people in the United States. The physicians at South Texas Pediatric Lung Center can assist primary care providers to decrease missed school days and emergency room and hospital visits for children with asthma.

Our physicians will evaluate the severity of your child’s asthma, and check for other complicating medical problems such as allergy, reflux, and obstructive sleep apnea. Through a comprehensive evaluation that includes measurement of lung function using various forms of spirometry, our physicians can work with your pediatrician to develop the best asthma management plan for your child.

University Health System also offers a free, online pediatric asthma risk assessment at CheckMyHealthSA.com. You can download, print and email your child’s results to one of our providers, and we will set up an appointment to evaluate your child.

Asthma Symptoms:

  • Coughing
  • Chest tightness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Wheezing

Asthma Treatments:

Our providers will evaluate the severity of your child’s asthma by performing pulmonary function testing. We will recommend therapies based on the results of these tests.  Asthma is treated with medication through an inhaler, a pill or both. Our respiratory therapist will make sure your child is using a nebulizer and/or inhaler correctly. An asthma action plan is provided to help with home and school management.


Contact Information:
Robert B. Green Campus
Clinical Pavilion, 6th Floor
903 W. Martin St.
San Antonio, TX 78207

Hours of operation:
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Appointments:
Phone: (210) 358-KIDS (5437)