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Those Symptoms…Could It Be Asthma?

Don’t Overlook Them! Gurgling and Wheezing Breath May Be Signs of Asthma

Children’s Asthma

Asthma causes the airways in the lungs to constrict and become inflamed, producing a gurgling or wheezing sound when a person breathes. Sometimes your child will be diagnosed with asthma when you take him/her to a medical institution because he/her may have an allergy to ticks and pollen. If you think your child might have asthma, please consult a doctor as early as possible.

★ If your child has the following symptoms, please consult your family doctor!
(1) A rash that is moist and does not heal
(2) A runny nose and cough that continue for days and weeks, even after a cold has gone
(3) The child gurgles and wheezes even though he/she seems fine otherwise. Symptoms grow worse at night.
(4) The child’s skin becomes red or a rash appears when he/she eats a particular type of food

Please take advantage of the city consultation services and events for asthmatic children.
Note: Consultation services and events are in Japanese.

Asthma Prevention and Allergy Consultation Services
Consultation services are available for children under fifteen years of age with asthma or a rash (on a reservation basis). The consultations include talking with a doctor, a physical examination, and advice on household ticks, nutrition and health maintenance.
Please contact the Pollution Health Section of the Health Promotion Division for consultation schedule and location.

Children’s Health Swimming Class
The city offers swimming classes for elementary school children with asthma, emphasizing practice in abdominal breathing and strengthening the respiratory organs and overall physical condition. The Shinjuku City Swimming Association teaches the class under the supervision of doctors, nurses and public health nurses.

Location: Shinjuku Cosmic Center (3-1-2 Okubo)
Please contact the Pollution Health Section of the Health Promotion Division about recruiting for the next fiscal year.

Family Asthma Day Camp
Elementary and junior high school children with asthma can learn about asthma through fun events along with their parents. You can have fun while gaining the knowledge you need for everyday life.
Please contact the Pollution Health Section of the Health Promotion Division about recruiting for the next fiscal year.

Inquiries Pollution Health Section, Health Promotion Division (Shinjuku City Office New Wing of Annex 2, 1F), Tel: 03-5273-3048 (in Japanese)