Thursday, February 03, 2005

Tailor Asthma Treatment for Kids

Yesterday's HealthDay snippet is a handy reminder that all treatments don't necessarily work for all kids. In other words, just because your neighbor's kid is thriving on Advair, don't think your kid can drop his Pulmicort/Singulair routine. Asthma triggers are different, as are symptoms -- so the effectiveness of treatments will vary, too.

TUESDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDayNews) -- Specific asthma characteristics in children may help doctors determine the most effective treatment for each child, according to researchers at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's (NHLBI) Childhood Asthma Research and Education Network.

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