asthma. I would recommend dexamethasone 10 mg by mouth X2 doses (Jones, Fleming, Otillio, Asokan & Arnold, 2016; Keeney et al., 2014). Allan and Arroll (2014) indicate that respiratory infections, especially the flu, that occur due to viral infection often heal on their own. He is afebrile and there is no indication that his infection worsen. For that reason, no medication is required to manage the infections. What information is necessary to provide to Johnathan and his mother regarding asthma exacerbation Asthma is a clinical syndrome characterized by airway obstruction (which is partially or completely reversible either spontaneously or with treatment), airway inflammation, and airway inflammation and airway hyperresponsiveness to a variety of stimuli. It is the most common chronic disease of childhood and the most frequent cause of childhood disability (Johnson, Grisso, & Moore, 2018). Asthma causes repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest
tightness, and nighttime or early morning coughing. Jonathan and his mother should be taught early recognition of asthma triggers, how to monitor asthma symptoms, and understand how and when to use rescue medications. There also has been a correlation with environmental factors such as air quality, including indoor and outdoor environmental conditions that can be affected by pets, house dust, mold, and secondhand smoke which can trigger an asthmatic. Jonathan and
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