6 key questions to ask paediatric asthma patients

They will help determine which medications to prescribe, says expert

Asking the right questions first up can make a world of difference in cases of acute asthma in children, says a US paediatrician and academic.

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There are six key insights that should be sought from patients to determine which medications to prescribe, says Dr Alexander Hogan, whose research focuses on improving the accuracy of prescribed asthma therapy.

He has published a study that highlights the need for the following information:

  1. Number of asthma symptoms per week.
  2. Number of nighttime awakenings per month.
  3. Inhaler use for