Children with chronic asthma and allergies will start a TB-supported online visit / teleconsultation at the Svábhegy Pediatric Institution.
More than 10,000 asthma-allergic children are treated by pediatric pulmonologists and pediatric specialists at the nationwide specialist outpatient clinics at the Svábhegy Pediatric Institution. Due to the epidemic situation caused by the coronavirus, according to the Ministerial Decree of March 16, the Institute has suspended its immediate medical condition – doctor-patient encounters – for two weeks. However, we found it very important that the condition of the children in our care should remain stable, given the scale of the epidemic, we did not want to leave the cared for, chronic asthmatic, allergic little patients and their parents in this situation!
As a result of the rapid collaboration of pediatricians, we have launched our virtual clinic today! Online visitation / teleconsultation can be used to advise and / or change the use of medication depending primarily on the condition of the patient, especially for children with asthma, allergic children, in particular parents, or adults with allergies.
The prescription is also completely solved and eRecept is available to our doctors. The IT specialists at our institute have made it possible for our doctors to access their own medical interface in our system from home. Online (video) consultation also takes place on an appropriately secure line (the line is protected by patient privacy considerations).
Why do I need to set up and clarify our medicines – and what specialty can we assist in this online (video) teleconference?
In children with asthma: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease, when the bronchial lungs are inflamed, the pathogen is more easily adhered to, so if the inflammation is eliminated with a well-adjusted medication, the pathogen will cause fewer problems in the body. Regular monitoring of the patient is necessary for proper adjustment of the medication.
In these chronic patients, well-controlled medication is the key to surviving the disease when the child is infected with the coronavirus, depending on the individual's immune system, but with milder symptoms than his healthy peers.
According to the Asthma Care Protocol, by completing the Asthma Control Test, which includes both objective and subjective questions, you can check for good asthma compliance. The frequency of asthma attacks can be well mapped and the doctor can obtain accurate information about the patient's condition.
Children with allergies – and adults: Like asthma sufferers, the disease can go through the same course of treatment as non-allergic patients, but it is important to take their medication as recommended by your doctor.
It is very important that allergy medications do not diminish the protection against the coronavirus, their usual allergy medications, so they can catch other infections more easily in the case of neglected allergic disease.
It is hoped that pediatric cardiologists will soon be available to parents so that the attending physician, if necessary, will be able to advise you on maintaining the condition of children treated with cardiovascular problems at our Institute for the next period. We also hope that we will be able to provide our specialist with the opportunity to ask for opinion or a second opinion from our existing findings.
Small patients and parents in private care at Svábhegy Pediatric Institution have the opportunity to visit / consult online (video) in the field of pediatric pulmonology, allergology, and according to the profile of the Institute, general pediatric ordering is now available and will soon become dermatology, gastroenterology, cardiology, endocrinology, developmental neurology, psychiatry, immunology, and dietetics.
Their private adult orders – with doctors from Doktor24 – will also soon be available for online visit / remote consultation in areas similar to children's private orders.