Capital Area Pediatrics: A Leading Pediatric Practice in Northern Virginia

Capital Area Pediatrics, Inc. (CAP) is proud to be your neighborhood pediatrician.  We operate from five practices conveniently located throughout Northern Virginia.  For both sickness and health, you can count on us to provide outstanding care—as well as an exceptional patient experience—for your child.

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Children & Asthma Q&A: What All Parents Need To Know
Posted on 02/13/2019 20:46

Children and adults can both suffer from asthma - but children face unique challenges when living with this health issue. About 1 in 10 children live with asthma, and it’s one of the most common reasons why children are absent from school, go to emergency rooms, or are admitted to hospitals. In fact, research has found that children ages 1 to 3 years account for as high as one-fifth of emergency room visits caused by complications from asthma. That’s the largest proportion of visits among asthma patients under age 21.

While the root cause of asthma is not fully known, doctors know that asthma is a disease characterized by chronic inflammation of the airways. This inflammation causes narrowing of the airways and increased sensitivity to various triggers. These triggers can include everything from viral sources (i.e. the common cold) to air pollutants (i.e. tobacco smoke) to common allergens (i.e. pollen), amongst others.

While asthma is often associated with the spring allergy season, it can affect patients in any season. It is important for parents to monitor for signs of distress year round, and to seek help when dealing with a potential or known asthma diagnosis. Additionally, regular visits with your doctor (to anticipate potential triggers and discuss your child’s progress) is a necessity that allows doctors and families to create an asthma action plan - a specific treatment plan for a child that can address and sometimes prevent an asthma attack.

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  • Falls Church

    Falls Church
    407 N. Washington Street
    Suite 100
    Falls Church, VA 22046
    P: (703) 237-5919
    F: (703) 241-1863

    Mon: 9 AM - 8:30 PM
    Tue: 9 AM - 8:30 PM
    Wed: 9 AM - 8:30 PM
    Thu: 9 AM - 8:30 PM
    Fri: 9 AM - 5 PM
    Sat: 9 AM - 12 PM

  • Herndon

    Herndon
    12950 Highland Crossing Drive
    Suite H
    Herndon, VA 20171
    P: (703) 860-4200
    F: (703) 860-1528

    Mon: 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
    Tue: 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
    Wed: 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
    Thu: 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
    Fri: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
    Sun: 9 AM - 12 PM

  • Ryan Park

    Ryan Park
    43480 Yukon Drive.
    Suite 206
    Ashburn, VA 20147
    P: (703) 723-3201
    F: (703) 729-2736

    Mon: 8:30 AM - 12:30 pm & 1:30 - 8:30 PM
    Tue: 8:30 AM - 12:30 pm & 1:30 - 8:30 PM
    Wed: 8:30 AM - 12:30 pm & 1:30 - 8:30 PM
    Thu: 8:30 AM - 12:30 pm & 1:30 - 8:30 PM
    Fri: 8:30 AM - 12:30 pm & 1:30 - 5 PM
    Sat: 9 AM - 12 PM

  • Sleepy Hollow

    Sleepy Hollow
    6565 Arlington Boulevard
    Suite 210
    Falls Church, VA 22042
    P: (703) 534-1000
    F: (703) 536-7763

    Mon: 8 AM - 8 PM
    Tue: 8 AM - 8 PM
    Wed: 8 AM - 8 PM
    Thu: 8 AM - 8 PM
    Fri: 8 AM - 8 PM
    Sat: 9 AM - 1 PM

  • Vienna

    Vienna
    410 Maple Avenue W
    Suite 5 & 6
    Vienna, VA 22180
    P: (703) 938-2244
    F: (703) 938-3669

    Mon: 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
    Tue: 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
    Wed: 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
    Thu: 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
    Fri: 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
    Sat: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Sun: 10 AM - 12 PM (Urgent Appointments Only)

  • Central Business Office

    Central Business Office
    10461 White Granite Dr.
    Suite 210
    Oakton, VA 22124
    P: (703) 359-5160
    F: (703) 383-9577

    Mon: 8:30 AM to 5 PM
    Tue: 8:30 AM to 5 PM
    Wed: 8:30 AM to 5 PM
    Thu: 8:30 AM to 5 PM
    Fri: 8:30 AM to 5 PM

  • Developmental Behavioral

    Developmental Behavioral
    407 N. Washington Street
    Suite 100
    Falls Church, VA 22046

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