Severe Asthma Treatment Doctor in NYC, NY
Top asthma specialist Dr. Mayank Shukla specializes in severe asthma treatment for children. To book an appointment call (917) 633-9663 or visit us at 345 east 37th street suite 319 New York, NY 10016.
Is your child suffering from severe asthma attacks in New York City? Come to the Allergy Asthma & Sleep Center for Excellence today and be treated by some of the best board-certified doctors in the area working in this field. Under the direction of one of the top pediatric pulmonologists in the city, Dr. Mayank Shukla, our providers, and experienced staff can help treat your child’s severe asthma attacks to reduce their symptoms and help them get through future attacks.
Can asthma be cured? What is the goal of asthma treatment?
Unfortunately, there is no cure of asthma or medication you can take to get rid of it like you would the flu. The goal of our asthma treatment at our clinic is to help your child control the long-term symptoms of it and provide short term relief. Did you know in the entire state of New York that nearly 10% suffer from this severe condition? Untreated asthma can ruin someone’s quality of life, but if symptoms are managed properly, it can make a fantastic difference in your child’s life.
Our clinic will develop a customized plan with Dr. Shukla to fit the needs of your child. Dr. Shukla has been helping patients for over 15 years in this area and is ready to help.
What types of asthma treatments are available at your clinic?
There are several types of treatments available at our clinic. One or more may be needed to treat your child’s asthma, depending on the nature of their symptoms. Treatments include Asthma Medications, Bronchodilators, Asthma Nebulizers, and Prednisone
Medications for asthma can help your child lead a full, active life by assisting them to control their symptoms. Anti-inflammatory drugs help control and combat asthma by reducing the swelling in the airways. This swelling constricts airways and leads to breathing problems, like shortness of breath. These medications can also assist by reducing the production of mucus, which is often a source of breathing issues. Steroids are the most common anti-inflammatory drugs we prescribe, but others are available if there are any concerns with this drug type.
Bronchodilators are another type of medications used to treat asthma. This medication is delivered via an inhaler and is frequently referred to as rescue inhalers. They rapidly relieve severe asthma symptoms such as chest tightness, wheezing, shortness of breath, and coughing. They cause the muscles that are restricting airways to relax. This medication is not intended to be used every day, only in severe asthma situations. If it is being used more than twice a week than additional efforts need to be made to control your asthma. A noted exception is if your asthma is caused by exercise. In this case, bronchodilators can be used before your workout regularly. When combined with anti-inflammatory medication, it can be an effective long-term treatment.
For children, the use of a traditional asthma inhaler can be difficult. A nebulizer solves that issue by delivering medication in a mist form that is easy for a child to enhance. The traditional inhaler piece is replaced with a mask or mouthpiece that makes it much easier to use.
Prednisone is an oral corticosteroid that can provide short term relief for severe asthma symptoms. When used for less than two weeks, it can provide some amazing relief. However, the side effects that occur with long term usage can be, and therefore, it is not a long-term solution.
Can my child’s treatment be adjusted over time?
Yes! Dr. Shukla is a top-rated asthma doctor in New York City and has seen many cases where treatments needed to be adjusted to fit new or reduced symptoms. His team can help you manage your child’s asthmas symptoms, both long term and when they suddenly appear. Your child’s treatment plan will be tailored to address their lifestyle and needs. It can be adjusted over time if their symptoms change over time. You can make an appointment at any time to chat with Dr. Shukla about any changes in your child’s symptoms that may require an adjustment of their overall treatment.
How can I make an appointment to treat my child’s severe asthma?
Call today at (917) 633-9663 to make an appointment at one of our locations. We have clinics in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island. We look forward to meeting you!
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