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INHALATION OF EPINEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE FOR RELIEF OF ASTHMA IN CHILDREN

INHALATION OF EPINEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE FOR RELIEF OF ASTHMA IN CHILDREN One of the most trying of the allergist's problems is the handling of the child with chronic asthma. This problem includes not only the usual questions of etiology and specific therapy but the added difficulty of keeping both the child and the parents steadfast in their adherence to the rigid regimen necessary. A great need of the allergist in dealing with such children has been for an efficient and easily used method of obtaining symptomatic relief in order to keep the patient comfortable during the investigation and the period of treatment. Such a method is of importance also, especially with the growing child, in preventing, or at least in minimizing, the prolonged overdistention of the lungs and the concomitant deformity of the chest which result from emphysema. As yet no drug has been found which will dissipate asthmatic symptoms as effectively as epinephrine hydrochloride. However, the necessity of administering the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American journal of diseases of children American Medical Association

INHALATION OF EPINEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE FOR RELIEF OF ASTHMA IN CHILDREN

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1936 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0096-8994
eISSN
1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1936.04140010101009
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Abstract

One of the most trying of the allergist's problems is the handling of the child with chronic asthma. This problem includes not only the usual questions of etiology and specific therapy but the added difficulty of keeping both the child and the parents steadfast in their adherence to the rigid regimen necessary. A great need of the allergist in dealing with such children has been for an efficient and easily used method of obtaining symptomatic relief in order to keep the patient comfortable during the investigation and the period of treatment. Such a method is of importance also, especially with the growing child, in preventing, or at least in minimizing, the prolonged overdistention of the lungs and the concomitant deformity of the chest which result from emphysema. As yet no drug has been found which will dissipate asthmatic symptoms as effectively as epinephrine hydrochloride. However, the necessity of administering the

Journal

American journal of diseases of childrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 1, 1936

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