Conditions We Treat

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How asthma will affect a child throughout his/her lifetime varies, depending on the child.

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X-Linked Agammaglobulinemia in Children

X-linked agammaglobulinemia is a rare genetic disease that causes a weakened immune system. It mainly affects boys.

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X-linked Dominant: Incontinentia Pigmenti

Detailed information on x-linked dominant inheritance

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X-linked Recessive: Red-Green Color Blindness, Hemophilia A

Detailed information on x-linked recessive inheritance

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Your Baby and Breastfeeding

Think there's only one way to breastfeed? You can position your baby in several ways during feeding time that can be comfortable for both of you.

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Your Child's Allergies: Dust Mites

Detailed information on dust mite allergens.

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Your Child's Asthma and Ozone

Ozone and air pollution can be a trigger for your child's asthma. As with all triggers, the key is to avoid or minimize exposure as much as possible.

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Your Child's Asthma: Avoiding Triggers

From bed coverings to air purifiers, from pets to secondhand smoke, here are ideas to keep your child's asthma triggers under control.

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Your Child's Asthma: Flare-ups

Your child's breathing will become harder and may hurt. You may hear a wheezing or whistling sound, which is typical of asthma.

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Your Child's Asthma: How Severe Is It?

Asthma levels are classified in steps

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Your Child's Asthma: Nebulizer Treatments

Breathing the medication straight into the lungs works better and faster than taking the medication by mouth. Nebulizer treatments take about 15 to 20 minutes.

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Your Child's Asthma: Peak Flow Meters, Oximeters, and Spirometers

These three types of tools are used to measure how well your child's asthma is under control.

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Helping Hands Patient Education Materials

Written and illustrated by medical, nursing and allied health professionals at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Helping Hand instructions are intended as a supplement to verbal instructions provided by a medical professional. The information is periodically reviewed and revised to reflect our current practice. However, Nationwide Children's Hospital is not responsible for any consequences resulting from the use or misuse of the information in the Helping Hands.