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Asthma Symptoms in Children

Exercised Induced Asthma can be adversely affected by cold weather. Unfortunately, children are not exempt. Asthma is the leading cause of chronic disease in children. Below is a list of potential signs and symptoms that may alert you to an asthmatic condition in your child:

  •   Frequent coughing spells, which may occur during play, at night, or while laughing. It is important to know that coughing may be the only symptom present
  •   Less energy during play
  •   Rapid breathing
  •   Complaint of chest tightness or chest “hurting”
  •   Whistling sound (wheezing) when breathing in or out
  •   See-saw motions (retractions) in the chest from labored breathing
  •   Tightened neck and chest muscles
  •   Feelings of weakness or tiredness 

Not all children exhibit the same asthma symptoms, and these symptoms may vary by episode. Also, be aware that not all wheezing or coughing is caused by asthma.

If your child has problems breathing, take him/her to the doctor immediately for an evaluation.

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