Asthma Testing uses Spirometry to measure lungs for conditions that affect breathing. It can be difficult to test for asthma and other breathing problems in children under age five. There are alternative tests for infants and young children which you can ask the doctor about or see Pulmonary Function Testing for a range of tests that may be used to test for the presence of asthma in your child.
Asthma is treated with various medications depending on your child’s age, the severity of the condition and other factors such as previous treatment plans. The use of an inhaler combined with pill form medication is a common treatment approach. Young children may use a nebulizer involving a facemask delivery mechanism for the medication.