It is important to have a proper diagnosis or asthma and management plan. We run clinics jointly with respiratory paediatricians in our NHS service, thus are highly experienced in managing asthma, including severe asthma. Wheeze and cough is not always asthma, and it is important to be able to differentiate this to properly treat your child.
In order to accurately assess the presence or control of respiratory conditions such as asthma, our clinics have comprehensive and up-to-date lung function testing equipment such as computerised spirometry which measured airway flow and exhaled nitric oxide testing, which measures airway inflammation. Both of these tests can be performed at the appointment with results available immediately, so they can be discussed as part of the appointment.
At all appointments we provide inhaler device training, and can teach you and your child to monitor your child’s asthma control using peak flow diaries, empowering them to take control of their asthma.