Asthma and the very young

Pediatrician Ronald Ferdman, MD Allergy and Immunology, shares advice for parents on when asthma typically develops in most children in order to inform when they should be on the look out for symptoms in their children
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Asthma and the very young

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In the majority of kids who develop asthma, their symptoms actually start quite young. About 50% of children who will go on to develop asthma start having asthma symptoms under a year of age. And about 80% of children who have asthma will develop asthma before five years of age. So in fact, it starts quite early. Asthma can start at any age and it's not uncommon for children to have asthma when they're very young, kind of outgrow it during adolescence and then have it come back during adulthood. But for the vast majority of people, it starts at a very, very young age.

Pediatrician Ronald Ferdman, MD Allergy and Immunology, shares advice for parents on when asthma typically develops in most children in order to inform when they should be on the look out for symptoms in their children

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Ronald Ferdman, MD

Pediatrician, Allergy and Immunology, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Ronald Ferdman received his BA from the University of California at San Diego and his MD from Hahnemann University (now Drexel University) in Philadelphia.  He completed both his Pediatric residency and his fellowship in Allergy/Immunology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, then obtained a Masters in Medical Education (MEd) from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Education.  He currently is an attending physician in the Division of Clinical Immunology and Allergy at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.  He is board certified allergy/immunologist, and is a fellow in the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.  His current interests include management of allergic and immunologic diseases in high-risk children and education for families and clinicians. He is a California native, where he currently lives with his wife Susan and their three of four children, and spends his spare time wishing for more.

 

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