What is a normal peak flow for a child?

What is a normal peak flow for a child?

Average peak flow rate for healthy children and teenagers

Height in inches Average peak flow Yellow Zone 50-80% of average peak flow
47 200 100 – 160
48 214 107 – 171
49 227 114 – 182
50 240 120 – 192

What are the 3 peak flow zones?

Your Asthma Action Plan has three zones: green, yellow and red. Green zone: Your asthma is well-controlled. Peak flow is 80% to 100% of your personal best. Yellow zone: Your asthma is getting worse or is poorly controlled.

What is the normal peak expiratory flow rate?

The normal peak flow is 450-550 L /min in adult males and it is 320-470 L/min in adult females. PEFR is the reflection of the functioning of the larger airways and any amount of stress/ infection/ inflammation in these airways causes adverse reactions.

What should a 6 year olds peak flow be?

a child who is between 6 and 15 years of age and 4’7″ (140cm or 1.40m) tall, to have an average peak flow of 254 litres per minute.

What should a child get on a peak flow meter?

The peak flow meter should read zero or its lowest reading when your child is not using it. Take peak flow readings at least 2 to 4 times a day for 2 weeks. Your child’s healthcare provider will tell you if you need to measure peak flow for longer than 2 weeks.

What is an asthmatic peak flow reading?

A peak flow meter is a handheld device that measures how well air moves out of your lungs. During an asthma episode, your airways often narrow. A peak flow meter can measure this narrowing hours, even days, before you have any asthma symptoms.

What is the asthma in childhood?

In childhood asthma, the lungs and airways become easily inflamed when exposed to certain triggers, such as inhaling pollen or catching a cold or other respiratory infection. Childhood asthma can cause bothersome daily symptoms that interfere with play, sports, school and sleep.

What do abnormal peak flow readings show?

Peak flow can pick up changes in your airways, sometimes before you have any symptoms. If your airways are tight and inflamed, your peak flow score will be lower than normal. This could be a sign your asthma is getting worse.