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Asthma common among children in Qatar: Expert

Asthma common among children in Qatar: Expert

ASTHMA is one of the common diseases among children in Qatar, HMC Pediatric Pulmnology Consultant Dr Khalid Zahraldin Mohamed Esmail has said. He has advised precautions to be taken, especially during dusty weather.
Addressing the media, Dr Esmail said that there are asthma clinics in Al Khor, Al Wakrah and Hamad General Hospital which educate families on how to use the asthma controlmedications.
According to Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), Qatar has 19.8 percent of asthma cases, especially among children.
It is worth to note that hospital visits for asthma attacks peak during the beginning of winter and when there are sandstorms.
Dr Esmail added: “We also do the necessary diagnostic investigation such as pulmonary function test. We follow them closely in the clinic. Asthma and allergic rhinitis are the most common in children.” page 3