What Is (Pediatric) Asthma?

Asthma is a disease that affects the airways in your lungs. With asthma, the lining of an airway is always inflamed and swollen. Asthma “attacks” are often triggered by indoor and outdoor allergens, respiratory infections, smoke, stress or strenuous activity. Asthma symptoms include coughing, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest and “wheezing,” a squeaky or whistling sound. Dr. Atul Shah of the Center for Asthma & Allergy is a Board Certified Allergy Specialist with a patients-first attitude who can help you discover what triggers your asthma and help keep your condition under control.

Pediatric asthma is often a source of great concern for parents, caregivers, and teachers of children living with asthma. Of the 22 million people who suffer from asthma, 7 million are children. Like adults, children with pediatric asthma are subject to the same triggers and symptoms, but they are often unable to realize that they are experiencing an attack and take appropriate action without an adult’s guidance. This can make pediatric asthma an extremely difficult condition for both the children suffering from asthma and the adults who care for them.


As Long Island’s premier pediatric asthma specialist, Dr. Shah has a solid reputation for providing expert care in a kid-friendly environment, to help children feel comfortable during office visits and manage their asthma symptoms long term.

If you’re looking for a world class adult or pediatric asthma specialist, come see Dr. Shah. The Center for Asthma & Allergy in Shirley, Long Island, New York has proudly served Suffolk County, as well as patients from all over the world, for more than a decade. Please contact Dr. Shah’s office at 631-395-5464 for a consultation to discuss all of your asthma symptoms right away.

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