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Child Asthma

Asthma is one of the most common chronic conditions affecting children, with more than 6 million children in the U.S. having this condition. An asthma attack, depending on its intensity, can be a scary experience, and it’s important to know how to get quick care for asthma symptoms and where to go if you need further treatment.

Our pediatric asthma experts are here to offer the highest quality of care to your child — get in line at one of our asthma urgent cares near you.

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Urgent Care for Children’s Pediatric Asthma Services

At Urgent Care for Children, we understand the challenges and worries of managing asthma in children. Our specialized care is designed to help your little ones find comfort and relief from non-emergency asthma attacks with our asthma treatment at our pediatric asthma urgent care locations, including services like:

  • Nebulizer Treatment
    Our pediatric asthma urgent care team can administer medication through a nebulizer, providing your child with immediate relief from asthma attack symptoms such as shortness of breath, wheezing, and tightness in the chest.
  • Inhaler Prescriptions
    We can prescribe inhalers for your child’s asthma treatment — and with our in-house pharmacy services, you can get everything you need to help your child start feeling better under one roof.
  • Asthma Treatment & Education
    When you need after-hours asthma care for your child, the team at Urgent Care for Children can provide guidance on over-the-counter and prescription medication, help you develop a plan for follow-up care and answer other questions you may have.
  • Steroid Shots
    Steroid injections can help provide immediate relief for your child and reduce inflammation in the lungs caused by an asthma attack.


When To Take Your Child with Asthma to Urgent Care or the ER

Knowing whether to visit urgent care or head directly to the ER can be challenging during your child’s asthma attack. Our guide on
when to take your child to urgent care or the ER should help you make the best decision for your child’s immediate asthma care based on their symptoms and reactions.

When to take your child to urgent care for an asthma attack: Urgent care is best suited for non-life-threatening symptoms requiring prompt medical attention. Urgent Care for Children’s pediatric specialists can treat your child’s asthma attack symptoms such as:

  • Shortness of breath that improves with an asthma inhaler
  • Tightness in the chest that can be managed with a nebulizer treatment
  • Mild swelling that can be treated with over-the-counter medication or a steroid shot

When to take your child to the ER for an asthma attack: You should take your child to the ER for an asthma attack when they have severe or life-threatening asthma symptoms that require immediate and comprehensive medical care. Symptoms may include:

  • Severe wheezing or rapid breathing that can’t be improved with an inhaler
  • Bluish tint to lips or face
  • Difficulty speaking due to breathlessness


Schedule Your Child’s Pediatric Asthma Appointment

Visit Urgent Care for Children for quick and convenient asthma treatment for your child’s non-life-threatening asthma attack. Our experienced pediatric specialists are here to provide prompt and compassionate care. Schedule an appointment to save your spot in line at one of our conveniently located pediatric allergy urgent care locations in Alabama.

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For Medical Emergencies Call 911

In the event of a medical emergency, Urgent Care for Children recommends calling 911 or visiting your local emergency room. We are not able to treat acute traumas, medical emergencies or life-threatening illnesses.

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